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§ 28.59. Surfperch.

14 CA ADC § 28.59Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 1. Fish and Game Commission--Department of Fish and Game (Refs & Annos)
Subdivision 1. Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4. Ocean Fishing
Article 1. Ocean and San Francisco Bay District
Fin Fish--Minimum Size Limits, Bag and Possession Limits and Seasons
14 CCR § 28.59
§ 28.59. Surfperch.
(a) For purposes of this Section, the term “surfperch” refers to all species of the family Embiotocidae, in any combination.
(b) Open season: Open all year, except surfperch may not be taken or possessed by a person in San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay between April 1 and July 31, inclusive. Shiner surfperch (Cymatogaster aggregata) are exempt from this seasonal closure and may be taken and possessed up to their daily bag limit in these areas during the closure period.
(c) Daily bag limits.
(1) In San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, the aggregate limit is five surfperch, not including shiner surfperch. For all other areas, the aggregate limit is 20 surfperch, not including shiner surfperch. Not more than 10 surfperch may be of any one species.
(2) The special limit for shiner surfperch is 20, which may be taken or possessed in addition to the overall daily bag limit of 20 finfish specified in subsection 27.60(a).
(d) Minimum size: redtail surfperch, ten and one-half inches total length. All other surfperch, none.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 200, 205, 265, 270 and 275, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 110, 200, 205, 265, 270 and 275, Fish and Game Code.
1. New section filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).
2. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) filed 3-26-2002 as an emergency; operative 3-29-2002 (Register 2002, No. 13). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-29-2002 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-26-2002 order, including amendment of subsections (a) and (b), transmitted to OAL 6-28-2002 and filed 8-6-2002 (Register 2002, No. 32).
4. Amendment filed 4-21-2006; operative 5-21-2006 (Register 2006, No. 16).
5. Amendment of subsection (c)(2) filed 10-16-2007; operative 11-15-2007 (Register 2007, No. 42).
6. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 8-8-2019 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2019, No. 32).
This database is current through 9/22/23 Register 2023, No. 38.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 28.59, 14 CA ADC § 28.59
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