Texas Parks and Wildlife Code

Sec. § 66.016
Commercial Fishing Regulations Applicable If Commercial Plates on Board


(a)

A person on board a boat licensed or required to be licensed for a commercial fishing activity under Chapter 47 (Commercial Fishing Licenses), 76 (Oysters), 77 (Shrimp), or 78 (Mussels, Clams, and Crabs), or any other chapter of this code may not catch and retain any fish species whose sale is prohibited when taken from Texas waters. While commercial fishing plates are on board, all commercial fishing regulations, size limits, bag limits, possession limits, and the prohibited possession of noncommercial fish species apply.

(b)

Subsection (a) of this section does not apply to a person on board a boat licensed under Chapter 47 (Commercial Fishing Licenses), 76 (Oysters), 77 (Shrimp), or 78 (Mussels, Clams, and Crabs) of this code if no commercial fishing plates are on board. While no commercial fishing plates are on board, all recreational fishing regulations, size limits, bag limits, and possession limits apply.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 73, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 455, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
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