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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 §58.162Shrimping in Inside Waters--General Rules

(a) It is unlawful:

  (1) during the period April 1 through August 14, to take or attempt to take shrimp from the inside water except between the hours of 30 minutes before sunrise to 2:00 p.m.;

  (2) to use a trawl at a time when shrimping is prohibited;

  (3) to fail to have the spreading devices:

    (A) out of the water and on the deck of the vessel, and the trawl bag untied at a time when shrimping is prohibited; or

    (B) out of the water and at the towing block, and the trawl bag untied at a time when shrimping is prohibited.

  (4) to take or attempt to take shrimp from inside water from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise except as provided in this subchapter;

  (5) to take or attempt to take shrimp with a trawl at any other time or in any other place in the Laguna Madre north of a line starting on the mainland at the most northeasterly point on the north side of the entrance to Whiteley Channel then proceeding in a straight line to the north end of Pita Island; then continuing on a line to the southernmost point on the westerly most spoil island bordering the north side of the New Humble Channel (commonly referred to as Hap's Channel); then continuing on a line along the north edge of the New Humble Channel (commonly referred to as Hap's Channel) to its junction with the gulf Intracoastal Waterway; then continuing on a straight line to the Nueces/Kleberg County line marker on Padre Island;

  (6) to use or have on board more than one set of doors or spreading device for the main trawl;

  (7) to use or have on board more than one set of doors or spreading device for the try net; or

  (8) use more than one trawl at a time, except a try net may also be used.

(b) Dual licensed boats. During the period May 15 through July 15, it is unlawful for the operator of a boat licensed both as a commercial bay shrimp boat and a commercial bait shrimp boat to:

  (1) take more than 600 pounds of shrimp per boat per calendar day in major bays;

  (2) possess or have on board a boat in the inside water or unload or attempt to unload at any point in this state more than 600 pounds of shrimp; or

  (3) to take or attempt to take shrimp in both a major bay and any other water within the same calendar day.


Source Note: The provisions of this §58.162 adopted to be effective October 3, 1996, 21 TexReg 9176; amended to be effective January 2, 2002, 26 TexReg 11004

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