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      RS 56:321     


§321.  Elevated trotlines prohibited; civil liability

A.  No person shall set, maintain, take, or attempt to take fish from any trotline of which any segment of the staging line measures in excess of four feet where any portion of any hook extends above the surface of the waters of any of the bodies of waters within the state of Louisiana.  However, this Section shall not apply to White Lake in Vermilion Parish and Grand Lake and Lake Misere in Cameron Parish.  Any violation of the provisions of this Section shall constitute a class two violation, R.S. 56:32.

B.  Such action shall be considered prima facie evidence of negligence in a civil action for damages suffered by another as a result thereof.  

Acts 1974, No. 223, §1; Acts 1992, No. 854, §1; Acts 1993, No, 843, §1.  

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