Texas Parks and Wildlife Code

Sec. § 77.031
Commercial Bay Shrimp Boat License


(a)

No person may operate a commercial bay shrimp boat for the purpose of catching or assisting in catching shrimp and other edible aquatic products from the inside water unless the owner has obtained a commercial bay shrimp boat license.

(b)

The fee for a commercial bay shrimp boat license is $170 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more. The executive director may set a fee lower than $170 for licenses issued from December 16, 1993, through August 31, 1994, and which expire on August 31, 1994.

(c)

An applicant for a commercial bay shrimp boat license must submit to the department an affidavit that the applicant intends to derive the major portion of his livelihood from the commercial fishery and that he will maintain adequate facilities to conduct the business.

(d)

The fee for a commercial bay shrimp boat license for a boat that is not numbered under Chapter 31 (Water Safety) of this code or does not have a certificate of documentation issued by the United States Coast Guard that lists an address in Texas for the boat owner or other criteria established by the commission is $500 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more.
Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1213, ch. 456, Sec. 13(g), eff. Sept. 1, 1975; Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2012, ch. 789, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 27, 1979; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1338, ch. 277, Sec. 48, eff. Sept. 1, 1983; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 68, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 633, Sec. 4, eff. June 14, 1985; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 621, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 365, Sec. 25, eff. Dec. 16, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 72, eff. June 16, 1995.
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