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      RS 56:303.5     


§303.5.  Presumptions relative to fish caught by person possessing a commercial fishing license

A.  As a condition of the application for the granting of a commercial fisherman's license, all saltwater fish caught or transported by a vessel the operator of which is in possession of a valid Louisiana commercial fishermen's license shall be deemed to have been taken in the waters of Louisiana, and nothing to the contrary shall be claimed.

B.  As a condition of possessing a commercial fisherman's license on a fishing trip on board a vessel taking, transporting, or possessing finfish for commercial purposes or in a quantity in excess of a recreational limit, all finfish on board shall be deemed to have been taken for commercial purposes.  All finfish on board the vessel are subject to all applicable seasons, limits, regulations, restrictions, and size requirements.

Acts 1986, No. 904, §1; Acts 2004, No. 96, §1.

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