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§500.  Recreational possession limit; gear

A.(1)  A recreational fisherman may, in open waters in open season, with a valid recreational gear license for a trawl issued as provided for in R.S. 56:302.3(B)(5)(a), use a trawl not to exceed sixteen feet and may take no more than an aggregate of one hundred pounds of shrimp per day to each boat, regardless of the number of persons thereon, provided the shrimp taken are used for bait or for the fisherman's own consumption and are not sold, traded, or otherwise permitted to enter into commerce.

(2)  A recreational fisherman may, in open waters in open season, with a valid recreational gear license for a trawl issued as provided for in R.S. 56:302.3(B)(5)(b), use a trawl not to exceed twenty-five feet and may take no more than an aggregate of two hundred fifty pounds of  shrimp per day to each boat, regardless of the number of persons thereon, provided the shrimp taken are used for bait or for the fisherman's own consumption and are not sold, traded, or otherwise permitted to enter into commerce.

B.  A recreational fisherman may use a castnet not to exceed eight feet six inches in radius; a bait seine with a maximum mesh size not to exceed one-quarter inch mesh bar, one-half inch mesh stretched, and thirty feet in length; or a dip net not to exceed three feet in diameter to take saltwater shrimp.  A recreational fisherman shall, at any time, take no more than fifty pounds of saltwater shrimp during closed season nor shall he take more than one hundred pounds of saltwater shrimp during open season, in the aggregate, per day, for each boat or land vehicle, regardless of the number of persons thereon, provided that the saltwater shrimp taken are used for bait or for the fisherman's own consumption and are not sold, traded, or otherwise permitted to enter into commerce.

Amended by Acts 1952, No. 627, §1; Acts 1958, No. 53, §7, emerg.  eff. June 24, 1958; Acts 1979, No. 284, §1; Acts 1981, No. 492, §1; Acts 1981, No. 837, §3.  H.C.R. No. 19, 1983 R.S.; Acts 1984, No. 693, §1; Acts 1984, No. 295, §1, §2, eff. July 1, 1984; Acts 1984, No. 230, §1, eff. June 29, 1984; Acts 1984, No. 299, §1; Acts 1984, No. 628, §1; H.C.R. No. 37, 1984 R.S.; Acts 1986, No. 904, §3; Acts 1987, No. 570, §1, eff. July 9, 1987; Acts 1987, No. 570, §2, eff. May 1, 1988; Acts 1991, No. 871, §1; Acts 1992, No. 54, §1; Acts 1993, No. 81, §1; Acts 1999, No. 181, §1; Acts 2003, No. 323, §1; Acts 2004, No. 161, §1.

NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1986, NO. 904, §5.



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