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§ 180.6. Hagfish Traps.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 1. Fish and Game Commission-Department of Fish and Game
Subdivision 1. Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles
Chapter 6. Fish, Commercial (Refs & Annos)
14 CCR § 180.6
§ 180.6. Hagfish Traps.
(a) All openings in traps used to take hagfish, excluding the entrance funnel, shall have a minimum diameter of 9/16 inch in any dimension.
(b) Hagfish may be taken in barrel traps, if attached to a ground line. No more than a total of 25 barrel traps per vessel may be possessed aboard the vessel or in the water or combination thereof. Each barrel trap shall be no greater than 45 inches in total length and have an outside diameter no greater than 25 inches at its widest point. Barrels may be attached to a maximum of three ground lines. If using barrel traps, no other hagfish trap type may be used or possessed aboard the vessel. When barrel traps are used or possessed aboard a vessel, no species of finfish other than hagfish shall be taken, possessed, or sold. Popups shall not be used on buoy lines attached to barrel traps.
(c) Every hagfish trap, or string of traps, shall be marked with a buoy that identifies the operator's commercial fishing license identification number, as well as the vessel's California commercial boat registration number.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 8403 and 9022, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 8403, 9001.6, 9001.7, 9006 and 9022, Fish and Game Code.
1. New section filed 10-23-2014; operative 1-1-2015 (Register 2014, No. 43).
2. Designation of existing section as subsection (a), new subsection (b) and amendment of Note filed 12-30-2015; operative 1-1-2016 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2016, No. 1).
3. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 10-26-2016; operative 1-1-2017 (Register 2016, No. 44).
4. Amendment of subsections (b) and (c) and amendment of Note filed 8-27-2019; operative 10-1-2019 (Register 2019, No. 35).
This database is current through 11/19/21 Register 2021, No. 47
14 CCR § 180.6, 14 CA ADC § 180.6
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