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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 57FISHERIES
SUBCHAPTER NSTATEWIDE RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL FISHING PROCLAMATION
DIVISION 1GENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §57.976Importation of Aquatic Animal Life

(a) No person may import into this state or possess an aquatic wildlife resource taken outside this state, unless the person possessing the aquatic wildlife resource produces upon demand by a game warden a valid fishing, or other applicable license, stamp, tag, permit, or document for the state or country in which the wildlife resource was legally taken.

(b) A person possessing a wildlife resource under this section must produce upon demand by a game warden a valid driver's license or personal identification certificate.

(c) Any person may possess a wildlife resource killed outside this state that is listed in this state as threatened or endangered, provided the person possesses proof that the animal or bird was lawfully killed.

(d) No person in this state may possess an aquatic wildlife resource taken in the Exclusive Economic Zone in violation of any applicable federal law, including but not limited to aquatic resources taken:

  (1) during a closed season provided by federal law;

  (2) within a protected length limit or in excess of the daily bag limit established by federal law;

  (3) with any gear or device prohibited by federal law; or

  (4) without a license or permit required by federal law.


Source Note: The provisions of this §57.976 adopted to be effective June 27, 2010, 35 TexReg 5564; amended to be effective September 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 3790

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