Tex. Parks & Wild. Code Section 66.019
Statistical Reports


(a)

The department shall gather statistical information on the harvest of aquatic products of this state.

(b)

The department shall prescribe the method or methods used to gather information and shall produce and distribute any applicable report forms.

(c)

Unless otherwise required by the department, no dealer who purchases or receives aquatic products directly from any person other than a licensed dealer may fail to file the report with the department each month on or before the 10th day of the month following the month in which the reportable activity occurred. The report must be filed even if no reportable activity occurs in the month covered by the report. No dealer required to report may file an incorrect or false report. A culpable mental state is not required to establish an offense under this section.

(d)

Unless otherwise required by the department, no dealer who purchases, receives, or handles aquatic products, other than oysters, from any person except another dealer may fail to:

(1)

maintain cash sale tickets in the form required by this section as records of cash sale transactions; or

(2)

make the cash sale tickets available for examination by authorized employees of the department for statistical purposes or as a part of an ongoing investigation of a criminal violation during reasonable business hours of the dealer.

(e)

All cash sale tickets must be maintained at the place of business for at least one year from the date of the sale.

(f)

A cash sale ticket must include:

(1)

the name of the seller;

(2)

the general commercial fisherman’s license number and the commercial finfish fisherman’s license number or the general commercial fisherman’s license number and the commercial crab fisherman’s license number, as applicable, if the holder of the general commercial fisherman’s license is selling finfish or crabs;

(3)

the general commercial fisherman’s license number, the commercial crab fisherman’s license number, the commercial finfish fisherman’s license number, the commercial shrimp boat captain’s license number, the commercial shrimp boat license number, or the commercial fishing boat license number of the seller or of the vessel used to take the aquatic product, as applicable;

(4)

the number of pounds sold by species;

(5)

the date of sale;

(6)

the water body or bay system from which the aquatic products were taken; and

(7)

price paid per pound per species.

(g)

Any person who violates Subsection (c) or (d) of this section is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 3, Sec. 110, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 827, Sec. 9, eff. Aug. 26, 1985; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 625, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Redesignated from Sec. 66.209 and amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 586, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1991 and Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 723, Sec. 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 221, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 862, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 455, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Source: Section 66.019 — Statistical Reports, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/PW/htm/PW.­66.­htm#66.­019 (accessed Feb. 24, 2024).

66.001
Definitions
66.002
Consent to Take Fish from Private Water
66.003
Placing Explosives or Harmful Substances in Water
66.004
Taking of Fish by Electric Shock Prohibited
66.005
Wilful Destruction of Boat, Seine, or Net
66.006
Possession of Illegal Fishing Devices
66.007
Exotic Harmful or Potentially Harmful Fish and Shellfish
66.008
Fishing from Bridge
66.009
Navigation Districts
66.011
Leaving Fish to Die
66.012
Penalties
66.013
Federal Grants
66.014
Identification of Vehicle Transporting Aquatic Products
66.015
Introduction of Fish, Shellfish, and Aquatic Plants
66.016
Commercial Fishing Regulations Applicable if Commercial Plates on Board
66.017
License, Tag, and Permit Expirations and Transfers
66.018
Crab Trap Tags
66.019
Statistical Reports
66.020
Sale and Purchase of Protected Fish
66.021
Protected Fish: Display of Documents
66.022
Purchase for Evidence
66.023
Fraud in Fishing Tournaments
66.024
Seagrass Plants
66.0071
Removal of Harmful Aquatic Plants
66.0072
Exotic Harmful or Potentially Harmful Aquatic Plants
66.0073
Rules Requiring Water to Be Drained
66.0091
Fishing in Certain Man-made Waterways
66.102
Placing Prohibited Devices in Public Water
66.109
Fish Ladders
66.110
Screens to Protect Fish
66.111
Sale and Purchase of Certain Fish
66.114
Game and Nongame Fish Defined: Commission Proclamation
66.115
Handfishing
66.121
Penalty
66.204
Vessels and Obstructions in Fish Passes
66.206
Trotline Tags
66.208
Commercial Joint Fishing Ventures
66.215
Tags for Noncommercial Nets and Seines
66.216
Possession of Headed or Tailed Fish
66.217
Finfish Research
66.218
Penalties
66.301
Definition
66.303
Prohibited Acts
66.304
Port Authorities and Navigation Districts
66.305
Harbor Pilots
66.306
Enforcement
66.307
Political Asylum
66.308
Penalty
66.2011
Red Drum and Speckled Sea Trout: Penalties
66.2012
Regulation of Commercial Uses of Redfish and Speckled Sea Trout
66.2161
Sale or Purchase of Shark Fins or Shark Fin Products

Accessed:
Feb. 24, 2024

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