No person who possesses or handles aquatic products for commercial purposes may refuse to allow an authorized employee of the department to inspect the aquatic products at the dealer’s or handler’s place of business during normal business hours.
No commercial fisherman may refuse to allow an authorized employee of the department to inspect aquatic products handled by or in the possession of the commercial fisherman while the commercial fisherman is pursuing his trade or at a reasonable hour.
This section does not authorize the search of a residence without a search warrant.Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 29, Sec. 3, eff. April 22, 1987.