Texas Parks and Wildlife Code - Section 77.116. Length And Engine Limits; Vessel Upgrade
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§ 77.116. LENGTH AND ENGINE LIMITS; VESSEL UPGRADE. (a)
Except as provided by Subsection (d), a vessel licensed as a
commercial bay or bait shrimp boat may not:
(1) have an engine that is rated by the manufacturer of
the engine at more than 400 horsepower; or
(2) exceed 60 feet in length.
(b) A vessel licensed as a commercial bay or bait shrimp
boat may not be lengthened or have the engine horsepower increased
more than once after September 1, 1995.
(c) A vessel may not be lengthened by more than 15 percent of
the vessel's length.
(d) The license for a vessel that on September 1, 1995, is
licensed as a commercial bay or bait shrimp boat and exceeds the
length or horsepower limit set by Subsection (a) may be renewed, but
the vessel may not be lengthened or have the horsepower of the
vessel increased. If the vessel is replaced, the replacement
vessel must meet the engine and length requirements described in
(e) For purposes of this section, vessel length shall be
determined according to United States Coast Guard specifications in
effect on September 1, 1995.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 339, § 1, eff. June 8, 1995.
Last modified: August 11, 2007