SB 350 Allows a hand-fishing season for catfish and carp during June and July on certain waterways
Sponsor: Clemens Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 1783S.01I Fiscal Note: 1783-01
Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Last Action: 3/4/2009 - Voted Do Pass S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 350 - Hand fishing for catfish and carp during the months of June and July shall be allowable in the same waterways in the state where hook-and-line fishing for such fish is allowable. No more than five catfish may be taken annually via hand fishing. Persons taking catfish by hand must submit a report to the Department of Conservation within 10 days of the close of the hand fishing season. The act lists other requirements for hand fishing.

A violation of the act is a class A misdemeanor.

The act is similar to the perfected SB 1107 (2006).

ERIKA JAQUES