Texas Parks and Wildlife Code

Sec. § 78.002
License Required; Fees


(a)

No person may take any mussels, clams, or their shells from the public water of the state for commercial purposes without a resident or nonresident commercial mussel and clam fisherman’s license.

(b)

The license form shall be prescribed by the department and shall designate the water in which the licensee may operate. All licenses issued under the authority of Chapter 78 (Mussels, Clams, and Crabs) of this code are valid only during the yearly period for which they are issued without regard to the date on which the licenses are acquired. Each yearly period begins on September 1 or another date set by the commission and extends through August 31 of the next year or another date set by the commission. The commission by rule may set the amount of a license fee for a license issued during a transition period at an amount lower than prescribed in this chapter and provide for a license term for a transition period that is shorter or longer than a year.

(c)

The license fee for a resident commercial mussel and clam fisherman’s license is $30 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more.

(d)

The license fee for a nonresident commercial mussel and clam fisherman’s license is $800 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more.

(e)

The department may grant permission to use a dredge in a designated area for an additional fee of $30 or an amount set by the commission, whichever amount is more.

(f)

Repealed by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 80, eff. June 16, 1995.
Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Renumbered from Sec. 71.001 and 71.002 and amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 741, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 931, Sec. 76, 80, eff. June 16, 1995.
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