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      RS 56:320.2     


§320.2.   Federal exclusive economic zone (EEZ)

A.  The possession of gill nets, trammel nets, strike nets, or seines on or aboard any vessel in the saltwater areas of the state is prohibited unless the captain or owner of the vessel has in his immediate possession upon the vessel a permit issued by the department under R.S. 56:305.5(B).

B.  While traversing state waters going to and from the waters of the federal exclusive economic zone (EEZ), all gill nets, trammel nets, strike nets, or seines shall remain on board the vessel and shall not be used while in state waters.

C.  All vessels fishing in the federal exclusive economic zone (EEZ) shall comply with all applicable federal law and regulations.

D.(1)  A violation of this Section shall constitute a class six violation. In addition to any penalty imposed under this Section, any state permit issued under the provisions of R.S. 56:305.5(B) shall be immediately suspended upon a conviction for violation of this Section.

(2)  No person who has had his permit suspended under this Section shall reapply for a new permit or be issued a new permit.

E.  The commission shall promulgate rules and regulations as may be necessary to effectuate the provisions of this Section.

Acts 1995, No. 1316, §2.

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