Tex. Parks & Wild. Code Section 47.053
Penalty


(a)

A person who violates or fails to comply with Section 47.0121 (Unlawful Commercial Sale or Purchase of Aquatic Products) commits an offense that is:

(1)

a Class B Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanor punishable by a fine of at least:

(A)

$500 if the weight of the aquatic products totals 10 pounds or more but less than 50 pounds; or

(B)

$1,000 if the weight of the aquatic products totals 50 pounds or more but less than 100 pounds;

(2)

a Class A Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanor punishable by a fine of at least:

(A)

$1,500 if the weight of the aquatic products totals 100 pounds or more but less than 200 pounds; or

(B)

$2,000 if the weight of the aquatic products totals 200 pounds or more but less than 300 pounds; or

(3)

a Parks and Wildlife Code state jail felony for which, in addition to confinement, the person may be punished by a fine of at least:

(A)

$3,000 if the weight of the aquatic products totals 300 pounds or more but less than 500 pounds; or

(B)

$4,000 if the weight of the aquatic products totals 500 pounds or more.

(b)

An offense under this section may be prosecuted in the county in which the aquatic products were unlawfully taken, possessed, transported, or sold or in any county through or into which the aquatic products were taken or transported.

(c)

When aquatic products are obtained in violation of Section 47.0121 (Unlawful Commercial Sale or Purchase of Aquatic Products) under one scheme or continuing course of conduct, whether from the same or several sources, the scheme or conduct may be considered as one offense and the weight of the aquatic products aggregated in determining the grade of the offense.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 133 (H.B. 1828), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2019.

Source: Section 47.053 — Penalty, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/PW/htm/PW.­47.­htm#47.­053 (accessed Feb. 22, 2024).

47.001
Definitions
47.002
General Commercial Fisherman’s License
47.004
Resident Fishing Guide License
47.005
Nonresident Fishing Guide License
47.006
License Fee
47.007
Commercial Fishing Boat License
47.008
Menhaden Boat Licenses
47.009
Wholesale Fish Dealer’s License
47.010
Wholesale Truck Dealer’s Fish License
47.011
Retail Fish Dealer’s License
47.012
Purchase of Aquatic Products by Restaurant Owner, Operator, or Employee
47.013
Retail Dealer’s Truck License
47.014
Bait Dealer’s License
47.016
Menhaden Fish Plant License
47.017
Renewal of Fish Plant License
47.018
Interstate Transportation
47.019
Exclusive Economic Zone
47.031
Expiration of Licenses
47.032
Refusal of License
47.033
Display of License
47.034
Aquatic Product Size
47.035
Prima Facie Evidence
47.037
Inspection
47.038
Seines or Nets for Menhaden
47.039
Seasons
47.040
Refusal to Show License
47.041
Commercial License Buyback Subaccount
47.051
Penalty
47.052
Penalty
47.053
Penalty
47.055
Disposition of Funds
47.071
Finfish License Management Program
47.072
Definition
47.073
Finfish License Management Review Board
47.074
Licensing
47.075
License Fee
47.076
License Renewal
47.077
Limit on Number of Licenses Held
47.078
Expiration of License
47.079
License Transfer
47.080
License Suspension and Revocation
47.081
License Buyback
47.082
Line Limits
47.083
Crab Traps
47.084
Program Administration
47.085
Disposition of Funds
47.086
Proclamation
47.0091
Purchase of Aquatic Products by Wholesale Fish Dealers
47.0111
Purchase of Aquatic Products by Retail Fish Dealers
47.0121
Unlawful Commercial Sale or Purchase of Aquatic Products
47.0181
Aquatic Product Transportation Invoices
47.0182
Aquatic Product Shipping Requirements
47.0183
Transportation of Aquatic Products

Accessed:
Feb. 22, 2024

§ 47.053’s source at texas​.gov