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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 3. Nets [8601 - 8890]

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

ARTICLE 7. Round Haul Nets [8750 - 8757]
  ( Article 7 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

8750.
  

As used in this article, “round haul nets” are circle seines, and include purse seines and ring or half ring, and lampara nets.

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

8751.
  

In Districts 1, 2, and 3, round haul nets may not be possessed on any boat, except in that part of District 3 lying within the boundaries of the Moss Landing Harbor District, where round haul or any other type of nets may be possessed on any boat, and except in that part of District 2 lying within Marin County.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 882.)

8752.
  

In Districts 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, purse and round haul nets may be used.

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

8754.
  

In Districts 16, 17, 18, and 19, purse and round haul nets may be used, except that purse seines or ring nets may not be used in that portion of District 19 lying within three miles offshore from the line of the high-water mark along the coast of Orange County from sunrise Saturday to sunset Sunday from May 1 to September 10, inclusive.

Purse seine or ring nets may not be used from May 1 to September 10, inclusive, in the following portions of District 19:

(a) Within a two-mile radius of Dana Point.

(b) Within a two-mile radius of San Mateo Point.

(c) Within two miles offshore from the line of the high-water mark along that portion of the coast of Orange County lying between the northernmost bank of the mouth of the Santa Ana River and a point on that coast six miles south therefrom.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 48, Sec. 4. Effective May 11, 1992.)

8755.
  

In Districts 20A and 21, purse and round haul nets may be used.

(a) Purse and round haul nets may be used, except: (1) from sunrise Saturday to sunset Sunday, in that portion of District 20 from a line extending three nautical miles east magnetically from the extreme easterly end of Santa Catalina Island southwesterly and northerly to a line extending three nautical miles southwest magnetically from the most southerly promontory of China Point and (2) at any time during the period commencing on June 1st and ending on September 10 in each year, in that portion of District 20 from a line extending three nautical miles east magnetically from the extreme easterly end of Santa Catalina Island southerly to a line extending three nautical miles southeasterly magnetically from the United States government light on the southeasterly end of Santa Catalina Island.

(b) Subdivision (a) shall not be construed as restricting the right to use the waters therein specified for anchorage of vessels at any time.

(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 638.)

8756.
  

Salmon, steelhead, striped bass, or shad may not be taken with purse or round haul nets.

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

8757.
  

Notwithstanding Section 8661, and in addition to Sections 8754, 8755, and 8780, round haul nets may be used to take fish in those portions of Districts 19 and 20 that are closed to the use of round haul nets by Sections 8754 and 8755 and in Districts 19A and 19B, but only for use or sale of those fish for live bait and subject to the following restrictions:

(a) In Districts 19A and 19B, round haul nets may not be used within 750 feet of any public pier.

(b) It is unlawful to buy, sell, or possess in any place of business where fish are bought, sold, or processed, any dead fish taken under the authority of this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 371, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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