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Fish and Game Code - FGC

DIVISION 6. FISH [5500 - 9101]

  ( Division 6 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

PART 2. SPORT FISHING [7100 - 7400]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

CHAPTER 2. Particular Varieties of Fish [7256 - 7400]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

ARTICLE 5. Sturgeon [7370- 7370.]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 310, Sec. 1. )

7370.
  

(a)  It is unlawful to take or possess for commercial purposes, buy or sell, or offer to buy or sell, a whole sturgeon, or part of a sturgeon, including, but not limited to, its eggs, except as follows:

(1) A sturgeon, part of a sturgeon, or sturgeon eggs, taken or possessed by, and the cultured progeny of, an aquaculturist who is registered under Section 15101, may be bought or sold subject to regulations of the commission.

(2)  A sturgeon, part of a sturgeon, or sturgeon eggs, taken commercially in another state that permits the sale of sturgeon, and lawfully imported under Section 2363, may be possessed, bought, or sold.

(3) Sturgeon, or part of a sturgeon, taken pursuant to a sport fishing license, that is processed in accordance with Section 7230.

(b) For purposes of this section, it is prima facie evidence that a sturgeon or part of a sturgeon is possessed for commercial purposes, if the possession is more than two times the sport bag limit.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 154, Sec. 85. (AB 1527) Effective January 1, 2016.)

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