Re: NANFA-L-- Re: Chinese Sturgeon on AquaBid

Steffen Hellner (
Thu, 11 May 2006 09:08:53 +0200

Thanks for these information. There are many, many more regulations which
are hardly known or practised, yet. But controls and prosecution will
improve. There are so many translocated species, a lot of them by anglers
using them as bait and releasing them voluntarily or accidentally. And the
high diversity of native fish needs protection from mixing fauna, and flora.

Who ever searches on servers as of FWS or .gov and other authorities will
find numerous regulations on a variety of species. There is need for a
handbook on regulations to make public aware of what is prohibited and what
not. Non-lawyers will have difficulties to extract the proper conclusions
from many papers I have found. OK, I am not native speaker but still for
mothertongues the term often are somewhat obscure.


Am 11.05.2006 7:09 Uhr schrieb "Jerry Baker" unter <>:

> wrote:
>> That would just about eliminate most of this hobby. Many regulations that I
>> have read make it illegal to release live fish (or even dead ones) in a body
>> of
>> water other than where they were captured, if I remember correctly and they
>> haven't changed recently.
> California: 14 CCR Section 1.63
> Except as provided in sections 4.00 through 4.30 and 230, live fin fish
> taken under the authority of a sport fishing license may not be
> transported alive from the water where taken.
> sections 4.00 through 4.30 basically allow you to possess live fish to
> use as bait, and in Southern California live bait is illegal except for
> longjaw mudsuckers, threadfin shad where captured, and golden & red
> shiners in San Diego County.
> Arizona: Fish and Game Rule 12-4-315
> An individual may possess fish taken alive under on the waters where
> taken, except when the take or possession is expressly prohibited, but
> the individual shall not transport the fish alive from the waters where
> taken except as allowed in R12-4-316 (bait fish).
> As far as I have seen, most states say the same things.
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