Texas Parks and Wildlife Code

Sec. § 76.119
Responsibility for Violation


(a)

If a vessel licensed as a commercial oyster boat is involved in a violation of this chapter, the captain of the vessel licensed as a commercial oyster boat is primarily responsible for the violation. A member of the crew of a vessel licensed as a commercial oyster boat is not guilty of a violation unless the member of the crew committed the violation against the captain’s orders, except for a violation of Section 76.109 (Night Dredging Prohibited), 76.112 (Oyster Size Limits), or 76.116 (Oysters From Restricted Areas), in which case each person on the vessel is responsible for the violation.

(b)

The owner of a vessel licensed as a commercial oyster boat involved in a violation of this chapter is not guilty of the violation unless the owner knowingly directed, authorized, permitted, agreed to, aided, or acquiesced in the violation.

(c)

The captain of a vessel licensed as a commercial oyster boat shall identify the name of the captain, the vessel, and each member of the crew to each purchaser of oysters.

(d)

A person who purchases oysters under Section 47.0091 (Purchase of Aquatic Products by Wholesale Fish Dealers), who holds a shellfish certificate as defined by Section 436.002 (Definitions), Health and Safety Code, and who purchases oysters from a captain of a vessel licensed as a commercial oyster boat, the holder of a commercial oyster boat license, or a member of the crew of a commercial oyster boat in violation of Section 76.109 (Night Dredging Prohibited) or 76.112 (Oyster Size Limits) or this section may not possess the oysters and is subject to any penalty prescribed by law.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 255, Sec. 12, eff. July 31, 1989.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 241 (S.B. 2379), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 687 (H.B. 51), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2017.
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