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§ 29.90. Spiny Lobsters.

14 CA ADC § 29.90Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: September 1, 2023

Barclays California Code of Regulations
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
Effective: September 1, 2023
14 CCR § 29.90
§ 29.90. Spiny Lobsters.
(a) Open season: From 6:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the first Wednesday in October through the first Wednesday after the 15th of March.
(b) Limit: Seven.
(c) Minimum size: 3 and ¼ inches measured in a straight line on the mid-line of the back from the rear edge of the eye socket to the rear edge of the body shell. All spiny lobsters shall be measured immediately and any undersize spiny lobster shall be released immediately into the water. Undersize spiny lobster shall not be placed in any type of receiver, bag, or other container, kept on the person or retained in any person's possession or under their direct control. Divers shall measure spiny lobsters while in the water and shall not remove undersized spiny lobsters from the water, and hoop net operators shall measure spiny lobsters immediately upon removal from the water.
(d) Spiny lobsters shall be kept in a whole, measurable condition, until being prepared for immediate consumption.
(e) Report Card Required: Any person fishing for or taking spiny lobster shall have in their possession a nontransferable Spiny Lobster Report Card issued by the department and shall adhere to all reporting requirements for spiny lobster defined in sections 1.74 and 29.91, Title 14, CCR.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 200, 205, 7075 and 7078, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205, 255, 275, 7050, 7055 and 7056, Fish and Game Code.
1. Amendment of subsection (a) and Note filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).
2. New subsection (d) filed 3-14-2008; operative 4-1-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 11).
3. New subsection (e) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7).
4. Amendment of subsections (a) and (c) and amendment of Note filed 3-2-2017; operative 4-1-2017 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2017, No. 9).
5. Amendment of section and Note filed 7-24-2023; operative 9-1-2023 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2023, No. 30).
This database is current through 7/5/24 Register 2024, No. 27.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 29.90, 14 CA ADC § 29.90
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