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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 18. Prawns and Shrimp [8590 - 8595]
  ( Article 18 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1271, Sec. 18. )

8590.
  

For the purposes of this article, “prawns” or “shrimp”, or both, include all of the following species:

(a) Spot prawn (Pandalus platyceros).

(b) Ridgeback prawn (Sicyonia ingentis).

(c) Coonstrip prawn (Pandalus danae).

(d) Pacific ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani).

(e) Bay shrimp (Crangon franciscorum and Crago sp.).

(f) Red rock shrimp (Lysmata californica).

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1442, Sec. 6.)

8591.
  

Prawns or shrimp may be taken for commercial purposes under the regulations of the commission.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1271, Sec. 18.)

8593.
  

Except as provided in this article, prawns or shrimp may be taken in any waters of the state.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1271, Sec. 18.)

8594.
  

From Point Conception south to the Mexican border, prawns or shrimp may be taken with prawn or shrimp traps only in waters 50 fathoms or greater in depth.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 935, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 1995.)

8595.
  

(a) Prawns or shrimp may be taken for commercial purposes with a trawl net, subject to Article 10 (commencing with Section 8830) of Chapter 3, or in either a prawn trap or a shrimp trap, subject to Article 1 (commencing with Section 9000) of Chapter 4.

(b) No other species shall be taken in a prawn trap or a shrimp trap. Any other species taken incidentally with a prawn trap or a shrimp trap shall be immediately released.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1442, Sec. 7.)

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