§ 132. Importation of Crab.
14 CA ADC § 132BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
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 § 132
§ 132. Importation of Crab.
This section applies only to crab of the species Cancer magister. Except as otherwise provided herein, live crab, cooked crabmeat or whole or cracked crab in the shell may be imported into California under the following regulations and conditions:
(a) During the closed season cooked picked crabmeat imported into California must be in containers and each container must bear the name and address of the out-of-state processor.
(b) During the closed season all shipments of cooked crabmeat, or cooked crab in the shells, imported into the State of California shall be accompanied by a manifest, bill of lading, or invoice showing the name and address of the shipper and the name and address of the importer or consignee and the quantity of cooked crabmeat or cooked crab contained in said shipment. Immediately after the receipt of each shipment of cooked crabmeat, or cooked crab, the importer thereof shall furnish the nearest office of the Department of Fish and Game with a copy of the manifest, bill of lading, waybill, or invoice covering each shipment received by said importer.
(c) No cooked crabmeat, cooked whole or cracked crab, or cooked picked crabmeat shall be imported into California by boat or by sea during the closed season for crabs in California. All such importation of crabmeat must be by land or air carrier.
(d) No female crab may be imported into California at any time.
(e) All crabs imported into California at any time must meet the requirements of size as specified in Section 8278 of the California Fish and Game Code.
(f) No cooked crabmeat or cooked whole or cracked crab in the shell may be imported at any time into California unless legally taken and possessed in the state or country of origin of such shipment of crab.
(g) Persons importing live crabs into California during the closed season shall comply with the following requirements:
(1) All live crabs imported into California must be accompanied by an invoice, bill of lading or manifest showing the name and address of the shipper, the name and address of the importer or consignee and the quantity of live crabs contained in the shipment.
(2) All containers of live crab shipped into California must bear, on the outside of the container, the name and address of the shipper, the name and address of the importer or consignee, the wording “LIVE DUNGENESS CRAB” in addition to the documentation required by subsection 132(g)(1).
(3) All crab distributed by the importer or consignee must be accompanied by documentation indicating “live imported Dungeness crab” in addition to the documentation required by subsection 132(g)(1).
(h) Prior notice of at least 36 hours for each shipment shall be provided the department office nearest the point of destination during normal working hours (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday). Said notice shall include approximate time of entry into the state and the route of travel through the state. The importer shall furnish a copy of the bill of lading covering each importation received by said importer to said department office within 24 hours of receipt of the shipment.
Note: Authority and reference cited: Sections 2364 and 8281, Fish and Game Code.
1. Amendment filed 7-30-65; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 65, No. 13). For prior history, see Register 58, No. 6.
2. Amendment of initial paragraph and new subsection (g) filed 2-10-70; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 70, No. 7).
3. New subsection (h) filed 10-19-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 43).
4. Amendment of subsections (g) and (h) filed 11-20-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 47).
This database is current through 11/19/21 Register 2021, No. 47
14 CCR § 132, 14 CA ADC § 132
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