(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, it is unlawful to take food fish by means of fixed fishing gear or seines in any of the waters of this state.
(2) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission by rule may permit fixed fishing gear or seines for the taking of certain species of food fish other than salmon or steelhead from the waters of this state. In enacting any such rule the commission shall give due consideration to insuring that the use of such fishing gear will not restrict the free migration or impair the ultimate supply of salmon or steelhead. Any salmon or steelhead taken as an incidental catch in operation of such gear shall immediately, with care and the least possible injury to the salmon or steelhead, be released and transferred to the water without violence. [1965 c.570 §117; 1969 c.357 §1]Section: Previous 509.150 509.155 509.185 509.205 509.206 509.210 509.215 509.216 509.220 509.225 509.230 509.235 509.240 509.245 509.250 Next
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