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§ 132.6. Dungeness Crab Trap Surface Gear Limitations and Gear Removal Time.


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 § 132.6
§ 132.6. Dungeness Crab Trap Surface Gear Limitations and Gear Removal Time.
(a) Pursuant to Sections 8276.5 and 9005 of the Fish and Game Code, every trap or string of traps shall be marked with a buoy, known hereafter as the main buoy, and such buoy shall be tagged with a Dungeness crab biennial buoy tag. Any additional surface buoys attached after the main buoy shall be limited to the following:
(1) No more than two trailer buoys.
(2) One end marker buoy that shall not extend more than three feet in length behind the last trailer buoy.
(b) End marker buoys shall be less than five inches in diameter and are not considered trailer buoys.
(c) The distance between the front end of the main buoy to the tail end of the last trailer buoy shall not exceed:
(1) A maximum of 24 feet when the trap is deployed at depths equal to or less than 210 feet (35 fathoms).
(2) A maximum of 36 feet when the trap is deployed at depths greater than 210 feet (35 fathoms).
(d) It is unlawful to leave any Dungeness crab buoys, lines, or traps in state waters after the end of the Dungeness crab fishing season. All Dungeness crab traps shall be removed from state waters by 11:59 pm on the last day of the season as set forth in sections 8276 and 8277 of the Fish and Game Code.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 702, 2059, 8276 and 8277, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 7056, 7059, 8276, 8277, 9002.5, 9004, 9005 and 9007, Fish and Game Code.
1. New section filed 10-30-2018; operative 10-30-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2018, No. 44).
This database is current through 11/19/21 Register 2021, No. 47
14 CCR § 132.6, 14 CA ADC § 132.6
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