Texas Parks and Wildlife Code

Sec. § 77.033
Commercial Bait-shrimp Boat License


(a)

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

(b)

The fee for a commercial bait-shrimp boat license is $170 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more.

(c)

The fee for a commercial bait-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 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1338, ch. 277, Sec. 49, eff. Sept. 1, 1983; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 2, Sec. 69, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 633, Sec. 5, eff. June 14, 1985; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 621, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 365, Sec. 26, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 73, eff. June 16, 1995.
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