Texas Parks and Wildlife Code

Sec. § 47.018
Interstate Transportation


No person may bring into this state and deliver aquatic products for commercial purposes unless the person has obtained a wholesale fish dealer’s license, a retail fish dealer’s license, or a bait dealer’s license, as applicable, issued under this subchapter.


Aquatic products lawfully taken from the waters of another state may be sold within this state by licensed dealers without regard to size limitations imposed on such products taken within this state. A record of the source and disposition of such undersize or oversize products shall be maintained by the dealer for as long as the undersize or oversize products are retained and for at least 30 days thereafter.


No person may transport aquatic products out of this state for commercial purposes unless the transporter first obtains a wholesale fish dealer’s license or a retail fish dealer’s license.


A person who delivers aquatic products for a licensed wholesale fish dealer or retail fish dealer must possess a copy of the dealer’s license while making deliveries.


Repealed by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 862, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 1399, ch. 623, Sec. 10, eff. Aug. 27, 1979; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 621, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 723, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 862, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1256, Sec. 62, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

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