RS 56:303.2     

§303.2.  License possession; menhaden

A.  The person in charge of the operation of each vessel engaged in commercial fishing must have, in his possession and in his name, a valid, original commercial fisherman's license.  This person must also have in his possession a gear license indicating that the applicable gear fee has been paid and, if applicable, a vessel license.

B.  For the purposes of commercial menhaden fishing, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the commercial gear license and the vessel license may be issued in the name of the person in charge of the operation of the vessel, his employer, or the owner of the vessel, and may be issued to any individual person, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity recognized by law.  Each vessel engaged in commercial menhaden fishing shall carry and have aboard a gear license and vessel license.  The licenses shall be in the possession of the person in charge of the operation of the vessel.

C.  For the purposes of this Subpart, only one commercial fisherman's license is required for each menhaden seine being used to take menhaden or other herring-like fish.

Acts 1986, No. 904, §1; Acts 1997, No. 4, §1, eff. May 7, 1997.

{{NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1986, NO. 904, §5.}}