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      RS 56:314     


§314.  Confiscation of unlawful tackle

Possession or operation on the fishing grounds of illegal, unlicensed, or improperly tagged tackle is prima facie evidence that it is being used unlawfully or kept for unlawful use.  Such tackle, used in operation thereof, is a public nuisance and shall be confiscated and turned over to the commission.  

If the property so seized is susceptible of lawful use it shall be returned by the commission to its lawful owner within thirty days after final disposition of the charge.  If the seized property is illegal per se and not susceptible of lawful use the commission shall make disposition in accordance with the order of the court having jurisdiction over the charge; provided however, that no fishing tackle, gear, rods or reels shall be seized by any agent of the commission if the sole violation is the failure of the offender to have on his person a fishing license.  

Acts 1974, No. 223, §1.  

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