Texas Parks and Wildlife Code

Sec. § 47.080
License Suspension and Revocation


(a)

The executive director, after notice to a license holder and the opportunity for a hearing, may suspend a commercial finfish fisherman’s license if:

(1)

the license holder or any other authorized operator of the licensed vessel is convicted of one or more flagrant offenses totaling three flagrant offenses involving the licensed vessel; or

(2)

the license holder is convicted of theft of fishing gear or product associated with this subchapter.

(b)

A suspension under this section may be for:

(1)

six months, if:

(A)

each of the three flagrant offenses occurred within a 24-consecutive-month period beginning not earlier than September 1, 2000; and

(B)

the license holder has not previously had a license suspended under this section;

(2)

12 months, if each of the three flagrant offenses occurred within a 24-consecutive-month period and the license holder has previously had a license suspended under this section; or

(3)

six months, if the license holder is convicted of theft of fishing gear or product associated with this subchapter.

(c)

The executive director, after notice and the opportunity for a hearing, may permanently revoke a license issued under this subchapter if:

(1)

the license holder has previously had a license suspended twice under this section, and the license holder or any other authorized operator of the licensed vessel is convicted of three flagrant offenses involving the licensed vessel in a 24-consecutive-month period; or

(2)

the license holder is convicted of theft of fishing gear or product associated with this subchapter, and the license holder has had a license suspended previously under this section.

(d)

The same flagrant offense may not be counted for more than one suspension under this section.

(e)

For purposes of this section, a flagrant offense includes:

(1)

theft of trotlines or finfish, or any other fishing gear or product associated with this subchapter;

(2)

exceeding daily bag and possession limits in violation of this code or of a proclamation of the commission issued under this code;

(3)

exceeding trotline length limits by a length greater than 10 percent in violation of this code or of a proclamation of the commission issued under this code;

(4)

selling crabs in violation of this code;

(5)

exceeding the number of trotlines the holder of a commercial finfish fisherman’s license may use in violation of this code or of a proclamation of the commission issued under this code; or

(6)

taking, attempting to take, or possessing fish caught in public waters of this state by any device, means, or method other than as authorized under this code or by a proclamation of the commission issued under this code.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 455, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
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