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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 58OYSTERS, SHRIMP, AND FINFISH
SUBCHAPTER BSTATEWIDE SHRIMP FISHERY PROCLAMATION
RULE §58.150Sale, Purchase, and Handling of Shrimp--General Rules

(a) Reporting by licensee. A licensee under this section who catches and then sells shrimp in the state to individuals other than shrimp house operator, wholesale fish dealer, retail fish dealer, wholesale truck dealer, retail truck dealer, bait dealer, bait-shrimp dealer shall submit to the department by the tenth day of each month, the report required under Parks and Wildlife Code, §66.019.

(b) Possession after season: No person may retain saltwater shrimp in their fresh state legally taken in the coastal water of this state for more than five days after the end of an open season for the taking of shrimp unless he is a licensed bait dealer, bait-shrimp dealer, or sports fisherman.

(c) Handling of shrimp.

  (1) No shrimp house operator, wholesale fish dealer, retail fish dealer, wholesale truck dealer, retail truck dealer, bait dealer, bait-shrimp dealer, or other person holding a license issued by the department may knowingly unload, buy, sell, transport, or handle in any way shrimp or bait shrimp:

    (A) from an unlicensed gulf shrimp boat, an unlicensed commercial bay shrimp boat or an unlicensed commercial bait shrimp boat;

    (B) of a prohibited size;

    (C) caught in the inside water or outside water during respective closed seasons as provided in this subchapter; or

    (D) in violation of a provision of this subchapter.

  (2) No licensed commercial bait-shrimp boat captain may deliver or unload shrimp caught under authority of a commercial bait-shrimp boat license except directly to the established place of business of a licensed bait-shrimp dealer or a sports fisherman.

  (3) No licensed bait-shrimp dealer may knowingly unload, buy, or handle in any way bait shrimp from an unlicensed commercial bait-shrimp boat.


Source Note: The provisions of this §58.150 adopted to be effective October 3, 1996, 21 TexReg 9176; amended to be effective March 27, 2006, 31 TexReg 2693

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