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§ 122.1. Lobster Buoys and Trap Tags.

14 CA ADC § 122.1BARCLAYS 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 § 122.1
§ 122.1. Lobster Buoys and Trap Tags.
(a) All lobster traps and receivers impounding lobsters shall be individually buoyed. The buoys must be on the surface of the water, except after the first Tuesday in October when buoys may be submerged by means of metallic timing devices with a timed delay (commonly called “pop-ups”) that does not exceed the trap service interval requirement as specified in subsection 122.2(d) of these regulations.
(b) Each buoy identifying a lobster trap shall display the commercial fishing license identification number of the lobster operator permit holder followed by the letter P. The commercial fishing license identification number and the letter P shall be in a color that contrasts with that of the buoy and shall be at least 1 inch in height and at least 1/8 inch in width. All lobster operator permit holders shall maintain lobster trap buoys in such a condition that buoy identifying numbers are clearly readable.
(c) Deployed lobster traps and those possessed by a lobster operator permit holder aboard a vessel shall have a valid department-issued trap tag directly attached to the trap. If the information on the trap tag is illegible or incorrect or if the trap tag is missing from the trap for any reason, the trap shall be considered not in compliance, and shall not be used to take spiny lobster for commercial purposes.
(1) Lobster trap tags. A lobster operator permit holder shall be issued 300 trap tags for use during that season for each valid lobster operator permit in possession.
(2) Replacement procedures for catastrophic loss of trap tags.
(A) A lobster operator permit holder shall only be eligible to receive replacement trap tags for trap tags lost due to catastrophic loss.
(B) Catastrophic trap tag loss is defined as the cumulative loss of 75 or more trap tags for each valid lobster operator permit due to events beyond the lobster operator permit holder's control, such as weather, force majeure and acts of God.
(C) The lobster operator permit holder shall submit to the department's License and Revenue Branch the affidavit signed under penalty of perjury by the lobster operator permit holder and nonrefundable fee for each replacement tag as specified in Section 705 of these regulations.
(D) An affidavit for trap tag replacement due to catastrophic loss, with a description of the factual circumstances consistent with subsection (B) above, shall be approved by the department prior to any replacement trap tags being issued.
(E) Any trap tag reported as lost and subsequently recovered during the season is invalid and shall be immediately returned to the department's License and Revenue Branch.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 7075 and 7078, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 7050, 7055, 7056, 8250.5, 9002 and 9010, Fish and Game Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 3-2-2017; operative 4-1-2017 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2017, No. 9).
This database is current through 10/26/18 Register 2018, No. 43
14 CCR § 122.1, 14 CA ADC § 122.1
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