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Fish and Game Code - FGC

DIVISION 6. FISH [5500 - 9101]

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

PART 3. COMMERCIAL FISHING [7600 - 9101]

  ( Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

CHAPTER 2. Particular Varieties of Fish [8140 - 8599.4]

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

ARTICLE 10. Fresh-water Fish Generally [8430 - 8437.1]
  ( Article 10 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

8430.
  

Except as otherwise provided in this article, it is unlawful to sell or purchase any species of trout.

(Enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456.)

8431.
  

Dolly Varden or steelhead trout from without the State may be possessed and sold within the State when they are inspected and tagged in accordance with regulations prescribed by the commission. The cost of such inspection and tagging shall be paid by the person submitting the trout for such inspection and tagging.

(Enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456.)

8432.
  

Steelhead trout from without the State may not be sold or possessed in District 11/2 in excess of the daily bag limit on steelhead trout for that district.

(Enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456.)

8433.
  

Nothing in this article applies to trout grown pursuant to Division 12 (commencing with Section 15000).

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1486, Sec. 21.)

8434.
  

It is unlawful to sell or purchase any fresh, canned, or cured fish taken in the Klamath River District or in the waters of the Smith River.

(Enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456.)

8435.
  

No catfish may be sold, except catfish imported from without the state or catfish grown pursuant to Division 12 (commencing with Section 15000).

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1486, Sec. 22.)

8436.
  

Except as provided in Section 8436.5, fish of the family Centrarchidae (Sacramento perch, crappie, black bass, and sunfish) shall not be taken or possessed for commercial purposes, sold, or purchased, other than fish that are cultured pursuant to Division 12 (commencing with Section 15000).

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 328, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2008.)

8436.5.
  

Notwithstanding Section 8436, the commission shall adopt regulations which authorize the importation and sale of dead fish of the family Centrarchidae if the fish have been lawfully taken outside of California, they have been taken in another state or foreign country that permits their sale, and they are brought into California with a bill of lading or similar accountable documentation specifying the origin of the fish.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 763, Sec. 5. Effective September 15, 1986.)

8437.
  

The following freshwater fish may be taken for commercial purposes pursuant to regulations adopted by the commission:

(a) Threadfin shad (Dorosoma petenense).

(b) Species of the following families:

(1) Lamprey (Petromyzontidae).

(2) Smelt (Osmeridae).

(3) Sucker (Catostomidae).

(4) Carp or minnow (Cyprinidae).

(5) Killifish (Cyprinodontidae).

(6) Livebearer (Peociliidae).

(7) Silverside (Antherinidae).

(8) Cichlid (Cichlidae).

(9) Mullet (Mudilidae).

(10) Sculpin (Cottidae).

(11) Stickleback (Casterosteidae).

(12) Goby (Gobiidae).

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 271, Sec. 1.)

8437.1.
  

The commission may authorize the use of commercial fishing gear and fishing methods to take any fish listed in Section 8437 in those areas of the state otherwise closed to that use pursuant to this code.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 360, Sec. 1.)

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