Illinois Compiled Statutes 515 ILCS 5 Fish and Aquatic Life Code. Section 25-20

    (515 ILCS 5/25-20) (from Ch. 56, par. 25-20)

    Sec. 25-20. Shipment of aquatic life; labels and tags. Except as provided in Sections 1-130, 20-85, and 20-90, any railroad company, express company, steamboat company, or other common carrier, before receiving any aquatic life protected by this Code for shipment from any person, shall require that the person present a valid license as provided for in this Code.

    Any person placing a shipment as described in this Section or transporting in any other manner shall attach to every box, barrel, crate, or other receptacle containing aquatic life a tag showing the different varieties of aquatic life contained within, the number of pounds of each variety, the name and place of business of the consignor and of the consignee, and the number and type of the license.

    All labels or tags attached to any box, barrel, crate, or other receptacle in which aquatic life is shipped shall be accurate as to the information required by this Section and shall be conspicuously displayed on the receptacle. Any person who (i) falsifies any label or tag required by this Section or attempts to do so, (ii) conceals or attempts to conceal the information required by this Section, or (iii) in any other manner violates the provisions of this Section shall be subject to the penalty provisions of Section 20-35 of this Code. It shall be lawful for any individual to carry with him or her or transport as baggage on any train or conveyance for which he or she has purchased a transportation ticket not more than one package at any one time containing not more than the possession limit of aquatic life as provided in this Code. When a package containing aquatic life is offered as baggage, it shall be plainly labeled to show the name of the person transporting it and the place to which it is being transported.

    It is unlawful for transportation companies or common carriers to knowingly transport into this State from without the State any aquatic life protected under this Code that was illegally taken and shipped contrary to any laws, rules, and regulations of the State of origin.

(Source: P.A. 89-66, eff. 1-1-96.)

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