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SUBPART B.  RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN

§302.  Recreational fishing license; recreational gear

A.  A recreational fisherman must purchase a basic recreational fishing license to use the following gear or to possess fish on the fishing grounds which have been caught for recreational purposes:

(1)  Hook and line

(2)  Bow and arrow

(3)  A barbless spear, or a multi-pronged barbed gig

(4)  Castnets with a radius not to exceed eight feet six inches

(5)  Frog gigs or catchers

(6)  Scuba gear

B.  In addition to a basic recreational fishing license, a recreational fisherman over the age of sixteen years using any gear listed in R.S. 56:302.3 must purchase a recreational gear license as provided therein.  Anyone under the age of sixteen years shall not be required to purchase or possess a gear license.  However, any person using crawfish nets, dip nets, landing nets, minnow traps, crab nets, or crab lines for the purpose of taking fish for recreational purposes shall not be required to purchase or possess a basic recreational fishing license or be required to purchase a gear license.

C.  A fisherman taking fish for sale, using any legal gear listed in R.S. 56:305, or legally taking fish in excess of any limitation as to size, length, or quantity for recreational fishermen must purchase a commercial fisherman's license, commercial gear license, and vessel license if applicable.  This includes recreational fishermen taking fish using any gear listed in R.S. 56:305 for which a recreational gear license cannot be obtained pursuant to R.S. 56:302.3 and fishermen taking fish for sale using any legal gear.

D, E.  Repealed by Acts 2000, 2d Ex. Sess., No. 1, §4, eff. June 26, 2000.

Acts 1986, No. 904, §1; Acts 1990, No. 455, §1; Acts 1991, No. 523, §1; Acts 1991, 871, §1; Acts 1992, No. 54, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1207, §1; Acts 2000, 2d Ex. Sess., No. 1, §4, eff. June 26, 2000; Acts 2004, No. 460, §1.

NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1986, NO. 904, §5.



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