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      RS 14:226     


§226.  Protection of owners of crayfish farms; penalties

A.  It shall be unlawful for any person, other than the owner thereof, to fish for or to take crayfish from any domestic crayfish farm, unless the express consent of the owner is first obtained.

B.  A domestic crayfish farm for the purposes of this Section means an earthen reservoir constructed so as to prevent the free ingress and egress of crayfish from public waters and on which the owner of private property cultivates, grows, harvests and markets domesticated crayfish that are spawned, grown, cultivated, managed, harvested and marketed on an annual, biennial or short term basis in privately owned waters which do not form a part of natural streams or lakes.

C.  Whoever violates Subsection A of this Section shall, upon conviction thereof, be imprisoned for not more than one year or be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than three hundred dollars, or both.

Acts 1970, No. 627, §§2 to 4; Acts 2014, No. 791, §7.

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