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methods of fishing and disposition; and size, creel, and possession limits for eel.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Areas Open to Commercial Eel Fishing</B>. It shall be lawful to fish commercially for adult eels in the following areas: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In any salt waters of this state except as specifically prohibited below;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the Savannah River from the saltwater demarcation line to a point one-half mile below the Stevens Creek Reservoir Dam;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the Ogeechee River from the saltwater demarcation line to the U.S. Highway 25 bridge at Millen;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the Altamaha River from the saltwater demarcation line to the confluence of the Oconee and Ocmulgee Rivers provided; however, it shall be unlawful to fish commercially for eel in the North Altamaha River, except on the ocean side (downstream) of the mouth of, but not including, Lewis Creek. Such fishing shall also be unlawful in the South Altamaha River, except on the ocean side (downstream) of the uppermost entrance of Hammersmith Creek;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the Oconee River from the confluence of the Oconee and Ocmulgee Rivers to a point one-half mile below Lake Sinclair Dam;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the Ocmulgee River from the confluence of the Oconee and Ocmulgee Rivers to a point one-half mile below Juliette Dam;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the Satilla River from the saltwater demarcation line to the U.S. Highway 84 bridge at Waycross;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the St. Marys River from the saltwater demarcation line to Georgia Highway 94 bridge near St. George;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Seasons. </B>Fishing for eels shall be open year-round.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Gear for Taking Eels.</B> It shall be lawful to fish commercially for adult eels as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> With rectangular pots no larger than 24 inches x 24 inches x 15 inches or with cylindrical traps no larger than 15 inches nor smaller than 9 inches in diameter and no greater than 36 inches in length. Each gear type must have: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A mesh size no smaller than 1 inch x ½ inch, except for the throat or muzzle and the end opposite the throat or muzzle of cylindrical traps;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A round opening, the size of which shall be limited by a steel ring 2 inches in diameter securely attached to the material of which the muzzle or throat is constructed; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(4)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attached thereto a tag bearing the name, address and commercial fishing license number of the person using such pot or trap and non-green colored float bearing the corresponding commercial fishing license number in one inch letters of contrasting color.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Possession of Fish Other than Eels.</B> All fish other than eels, caught in any trap set for eels shall be returned to the waters of the state immediately after and at the place the trap has been fished. Possession of any fish other than adult eels shall be prima-facie evidence of fishing illegally.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.01(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Commercial Harvest Limits.</B> Commercial harvest of eels is limited to adult eels which shall mean eels at least nine inches in length. Except as otherwise provided, there shall be no commercial creel limit for the harvest of adult eels.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.02" name="391-2-4-.02" title="391-2-4-.02">Rule 391-2-4-.02 Shad Fishing</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose. </B>The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations based on sound principles of wildlife research and management, establishing the commercial and recreational seasons, days and places; methods of fishing and disposition; and size, creel, and possession limits for shad.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Areas Open to Commercial Shad Fishing.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nets shall be set or fished only in flowing water within the banks of the stream channels. Nets may not under any circumstances be set or fished in waters that are not flowing such as in sloughs or dead oxbow lakes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Waters of the Savannah River system open to commercial shad fishing are the Savannah River downstream of the U.S. Highway 301 bridge, Collis Creek, Albercorn Creek, Front River, Middle River, Steamboat River, McCoy's Cut, Housetown Cut, Back River upstream from Corps of Engineers New Savannah Cut, New Savannah Cut, North Channel Savannah River downstream to a line running due south of the easternmost tip of Oyster Bed Island, South Channel Savannah River downstream to a line running from the southeast tip of Cockspur Island to the mouth of Lazaretto Creek, and Elba Island Cut between North and South Channels of the Savannah River.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reserved.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Waters of the Altamaha River system open to commercial shad fishing are the Ohoopee River upstream to the U.S. Highway 1 bridge; the Altamaha River downstream of the from U.S. Highway 1 bridge including Cobb Creek Oxbow, Beards Creek from its mouth upstream to the Long-Tatnall County line (Big Lake), Sturgeon Hole from the Altamaha River to the lower mouth of Harper Slough, Old Woman's Pocket, South Branch, General's Cut, South Altamaha River, Champney River, Butler River, One Mile Cut, Wood Cut, Darien River upstream to the confluence Darien Creek and Cathead Creek, Buttermilk Sound upstream to the mouth of Hampton River, Hampton River, Altamaha sound to the sound/beach boundary (see <a title="391-2-4-.03" href="391-2-4-.03">391-2-4-.03</a> ), Rockdedundy River, Little Mud River, South River, Back River, North River upstream to Hird Island Creek and Doboy Sound from the sound/beach boundary upstream to a line from range F1 R4 sec A across buoy R "178" to Sapelo Island. Old River and Mid Slough of the Penholoway River and Ellis Creek are closed to commercial shad fishing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reserved.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reserved.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Commercial Shad Fishing Seasons. </B>The commercial shad fishing season shall be open as provided in subparagraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this paragraph from 1 January to 31 March; however, the Commissioner of Natural Resources, in accordance with current, sound principles of wildlife research and management, may at his discretion open or close the season 30 days after 31 March on any or all areas open to commercial shad fishing. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Altamaha River system downstream from the Seaboard Coastline Railroad bridge (at Altamaha Park) will be open to commercial shad fishing Monday through Friday each week. Upstream of this point will be open Tuesday through Saturday each week.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Savannah River system downstream from the I-95 bridge will be open to commercial shad fishing Tuesday through Friday each week. Upstream of the I-95 bridge it will be open Wednesday through Saturday each week.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reserved.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Commercial Gear and Methods for Taking Shad.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Set nets and drift nets of at least four and one-half inch stretched mesh or trot lines (in accordance with O.C.G.A. 27-4-91) may be used to commercially fish for shad, provided, however, that only drift nets may be used in the Savannah River system downstream of a line between the mouth of Knoxboro Creek and McCoy's Cut at Deadman's Point; Altamaha Sound; and Doboy Sound.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in this section shall preclude the commercial use of pole and line gear.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(4)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Set nets must be placed at least six hundred (600) feet apart and shall be limited to one hundred (100) feet in length. All set nets must have one end secured to the stream's bank and be buoyed at the outer (streamward) end so as to be clearly visible to boaters.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(4)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Set and drift nets must be situated so as to follow one-half the stream width open and free for the passage of fish.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(4)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Drift nets shall not be fished closer than three hundred (300) feet apart and shall be limited to a maximum of one thousand (1,000) feet in length in saltwaters.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> This Rule applies only to American and hickory shad. Game fish other than American shad and hickory shad, and all species of catfish taken in shad nets must be released unharmed into the waters from which they were taken.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, there shall be no possession or creel limit on commercially harvested American shad or hickory shad</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Recreational Shad Fishing.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Recreational shad fishermen are restricted to two poles and lines. Fishermen using more than two poles and lines shall be considered to be fishing commercially.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bow nets shall be considered recreational fishing gear and shall have a minimum legal size of 3 ½ inches stretched mesh.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.02(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The maximum recreational daily creel and possession limit shall be eight (8) for any one or a combination of American shad or hickory shad.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.03" name="391-2-4-.03" title="391-2-4-.03">Rule 391-2-4-.03 Sound/Beach Boundaries</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Purpose.</B> The purpose of these rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations to regulate the places wildlife can be taken. (O.C.G.A. 27-4-12).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Designations of Sound/Beach Boundaries</B>. Sound/Beach boundaries consist of an imaginary line running through coordinates generally located on the southern tip of a barrier island to the northern tip of the next barrier island immediately south. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Estelle Sound (Savannah River). The boundary is from the point located at 32° 02' 04.5" N. Lat./ 80° 51' 03.8" W. Long. at the easternmost end of the south jetty of the Savannah River Entrance to the point located at 32° 01' 48" N. Lat./ 80° 51' 09" W. Long. at the northern tip of Tybee Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Wassaw Sound. The boundary is from the point located at 31° 56' 38" N. Lat./80° 55' 45" W. Long. on the southern tip of Little Tybee Island to the point located at 31° 54' 37.5" N. Lat./ 80° 56' 09.5" W. Long., directly in front of the large concrete bunker on the northern tip of Wassaw Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ossabaw Sound. The boundary is from the point located at 31° 51' 27" N. Lat./81° 00' 00" W. Long. on the southern tip of Wassaw Island to the point located at 31° 49' 02" N. Lat./81° 02' 17" W. Long. on the northern tip of Ossabaw Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> St. Catherines Sound. The boundary is from the point located at 31° 43' 17" N. Lat./81° 8' 13" W. Long. on the southern tip of Ossabaw Island to the point located at 31° 41' 55" N. Lat./81° 8' 23" W. Long. on the northern tip of St. Catherines Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sapelo Sound. The boundary is from the point located at 31° 33' 20" N. Lat./81°10' 35" W. Long on the southern tip of St. Catherines Island to the point located 31°31' 50" N. Lat./81° 11' 13" W. Long. on the northern tip of Black Beard Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Doboy Sound and Altamaha Sound. The boundary is from the point located at 31° 22' 55" N. Lat./81° 16' 25" W. Long. on the southern tip of Sapelo Is land to the point located at 31° 21' 50.48" N. Lat./81° 17' 36.63" W. Long. on the northern tip of Wolf Is land then turning south to a point located at 31° 19' 34.12" N. Lat./81° 17' 18.20" W. Long. on the southern tip of Wolf Is land, finally turning southwest to a point located at 31° 17' 21" N. Lat./81° 17' 57"near the northeastern tip of Little St. Simons Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reserved.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hampton River. The boundary is from the point located at 31° 13' 5" N. Lat./81° 18' 7" W. Long. on the southern tip of Little St. Simons Island to the point located at 31° 12' 48" N. Lat./81° 18' 38" W. Long. on the northeastern tip of Sea Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> St.03 Simons Sound. The boundary is from the point located at 31° 08' 01" N. Lat./ 81° 23' 37" W. Long. at the base of the lighthouse on the southern tip of St. Simons Island to the point located at 31° 7' 12" N. Lat./81° 24' 35" W. Long. on the northern tip of Jekyll Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> St. Andrew Sound. The boundary is from the point located at 31° 0' 55" N. Lat./81° 25' 48" W. Long. on the southern tip of Jekyll Island to the point located at 30° 58' 38" N. Lat./81° 24' 49" W. Long. on the northern tip of Little Cumber land Is land.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(2)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cumber land Sound. The boundary is from the point located at 30° 42' 52" N. Lat./81° 27' 10" W. Long. on the southern tip of Cumberland Island to the point located at 30° 42' 21" N. Lat./ 81° 27' 15" W. Long. at the northern most point of Fort Clinch.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All ocean facing inlets and creeks on the eastern side of barrier islands such as, but not limited to Tybee and Little Tybee Creek, McQueen's Inlet on St. Catherine's Island, Cabretta Inlet/Blackbeard Creek on Sapelo Island, Beacon Creek on Wolf Island, Gould's Inlet on St. Simons Island, and Christmas Creek on Cumberland Island, shall be considered sounds for the purposes of delineating sound/beach boundaries.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.04" name="391-2-4-.04" title="391-2-4-.04">Rule 391-2-4-.04 Saltwater Finfishing</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations based on sound principles of wildlife research and management, establishing the seasons, methods of fishing, and disposition; size, possession, and creel limits; and gear and landing specifications for certain finfish.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Daily creel limit" means the lawful amount of a species of finfish that a person may take in one day or possess at any one time, except at one's place of abode or at a commercial storage facility provided the Board has not prohibited sale of that species.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(2)(a.1)">(a.1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Landed" means to bring fish to shore in this state, regardless of the jurisdiction from which they were taken or harvested.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Minimum size" means the species' specific size in length, specified as fork length, lower jaw fork length or total length, below which size it is unlawful to possess that finfish species.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(2)(b.1)">(b.1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Maximum size" means the species' specific size in length, specified as fork length, lower jaw fork length or total length, above which size it is unlawful to possess that finfish species.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Open Season" means that specified period of time during which one may take from any of the waters of this state certain finfish species.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Sharks" means all species of sharks other than those comprising the small shark composite as defined in subparagraph 2(e), hammerhead sharks as defined in subparagraph 2(g), and prohibited sharks as defined in subparagraph 2(h).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Small Shark Composite" means a group of sharks inclusive of Atlantic sharpnose shark (<I>Rhizoprionodon terraenovae</I>), bonnethead <I>(Sphyrna tiburo)</I>, and spiny dogfish <I>(Squalus acanthias)</I>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Handline" means a mainline to which no more than two hooks are attached and which is retrieved by hand without the aid of mechanical devices.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Hammerhead Sharks" means a group of sharks inclusive of great hammerhead (<I>Sphyrna mokarran</I>), scalloped hammerhead (<I>Sphyrna lewini</I>) and smooth hammerhead (<I>Sphyrna zygaena</I>). </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Prohibited Sharks" means a group of sharks inclusive of sand tiger (<I>Carcharias Taurus)</I>, sandbar shark (<I>Carcharhinus plumbeus)</I>, silky shark (<I>Carcharhinus falciformis)</I>, bigeye sand tiger (<I>Odontaspis noronhai)</I>, whale shark (<I>Rhincodon typus)</I>, basking shark (<I>Cetorhinus maximus)</I>, white shark (<I>Carcharodon carcharias)</I>, dusky shark (<I>Carcharhinus obscurus)</I>, bignose shark (<I>Carcharhinus altimus)</I>, Galapagos shark (<I>Carcharhinus galapagensis)</I>, night shark (<I>Carcharhinus signatus)</I>, reef shark (<I>Carcharhinus perezii)</I>, narrowtooth shark (<I>Carcharhinus brachyurus)</I>, Caribbean sharpnose shark (<I>Rhizoprionodon porosus)</I>, smalltail shark (<I>Carcharhinus porosus)</I>, Atlantic angel shark (<I>Squatina dumeril)</I>, longfin mako (<I>Isurus paucus)</I>, bigeye thresher (<I>Alopias superciliosus)</I>, sharpnose sevengill shark (<I>Heptranchias perlo)</I>, bluntnose sixgill shark (<I>Hexanchus griseus)</I>, and bigeye sixgill shark (<I>Hexanchus nakamurai)</I>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04 (3)"> (3) </a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Seasons, Daily Creel and Possession Limits, Minimum and Maximum Size Limits.</B> The following species may be taken in accordance with the seasons, daily creel and possession limits, and minimum and maximum size limits set forth below, except as otherwise specifically provided herein: <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>SPECIES</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>SEASON</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Daily Creel and Possession Limit</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>Minimum Size (inches)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Maximum Size (inches)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(a) Amberjack</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>28 FL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(b) Atlantic croaker</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>25</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(c)Atlantic sturgeon</P> </TD> <TD colspan="5" rowspan="1"> <P>No Open Season has been established by the Board of Natural Resources.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(d) Black drum</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>14 TL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(e) Black sea bass</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>12 TL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(f) Blue marlin</P> </TD> <TD colspan="5" rowspan="1"> <P>No Open Season has been established by the Board of Natural Resources.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(g) Bluefish</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>10 TL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(h) Cobia</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>March 1 - October 31</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1 per person not to exceed 6 per boat.</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>36 FL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(i) Dolphin</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10 per person not to exceed 60 per boat.</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>20 FL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD colspan="6" rowspan="1"> <P>1. Headboats with a valid certificate of inspection are allowed 10 dolphin per paying passenger.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(j) Flounder (Paralichthys spp.)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>12 TL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(k) Gag grouper</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>2</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>24 TL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(l) King mackerel</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>3</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>24 FL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(m) Red Drum</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>5</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>14 TL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>23 TL</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(n) Red Porgy</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>3</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>14 TL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(o) Red Snapper</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>2</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>20 TL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(p) Sailfish</P> </TD> <TD colspan="5" rowspan="1"> <P>No Open Season has been established by the Board of Natural Resources.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(q) Prohibited Sharks</P> </TD> <TD colspan="5" rowspan="1"> <P>Unlawful to possess.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD colspan="6" rowspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(r) Sharks</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1 per person or boat</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>54 FL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(s) Sheepshead</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>10 TL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(t) Small Shark Composite</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>30 FL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P> (u) Spanish mackerel</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>12 FL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD colspan="6" rowspan="1"> <P>1. A catch of Spanish mackerel under the minimum size limit is allowed equal to five percent by weight of the total catch of Spanish mackerel on board a trawler.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(v) Spot</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>25</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(w) Spotted sea trout</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>14 TL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(x) Tarpon</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>68 FL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(y) Tripletail</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>2</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>18 TL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(z) Weakfish</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P>13 TL</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(aa) White marlin</P> </TD> <TD colspan="5" rowspan="1"> <P>No Open Season has been established by the Board of Natural Resources.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(bb) American eel</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>25</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>9 TL</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(cc) Hammerhead Sharks</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All Year</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1 per person or boat</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>78 FL</P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04 (4)"> (4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Restrictions on Sale.</B> It shall be unlawful for any person in this state to sell, purchase, or barter any of the following species or part thereof, except as otherwise specifically provided herein: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04 (4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person operating as a dealer may buy or sell sharks, small shark composite species, and hammerhead sharks caught in state waters without first obtaining a federal Commercial Shark Dealer Permit and when state or federal quotas for species within those groups have been reached.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04 (4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Tarpon.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04 (4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person may sell any fish managed under federal law and harvested from either Georgia waters or the South Atlantic Exclusive Economic Zone except when the catch of such fish is allowed by applicable federal law. This prohibition of sale does not apply to fish harvested, landed, and sold in compliance with applicable federal law and held in cold storage by a seafood dealer or processor. This prohibition also does not apply to a seafood dealer's purchase or sale of fish harvested from waters other than those of Georgia or the South Atlantic Exclusive Economic Zone, provided such fish is accompanied by documentation of legal harvest.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04 (4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reserved</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04 (4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reserved </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Possession and Landing Specifications.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All fish subject to restrictions specified in this Rule may be possessed in state waters or landed only with head and fins intact, except that when landed for commercial purposes, all sharks, small shark composite species, and hammerhead sharks may have the heads removed but fins and tail must remain naturally attached.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful to transfer at sea in State waters from a fishing vessel to any other vessel or person any fish caught which are subject to the restrictions specified in this Rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except as otherwise provided by law, it shall be unlawful to fish for sharks, small shark composite species, or hammerhead sharks for recreational purposes with any gear other than rod and reel or handline as defined in subparagraph (2)(f) above.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.04(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except as otherwise provided by law, trawlers fishing for shrimp for human consumption pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-133&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-133</a> shall be exempt from the creel and possession limits for spot and Atlantic croaker.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.05" name="391-2-4-.05" title="391-2-4-.05">Rule 391-2-4-.05 Shrimp Trawl Gear Specifications. Requirement for Use of Turtle Excluder Devices</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Purpose.</B> The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations to regulate the times, methods, ways, means, and devices of taking wildlife which are necessary to protect threatened and endangered sea turtles in state waters.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Definitions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Qualified turtle excluder device" or "TED" means a device approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service, and described in 50 C.F.R. Section 272.72(e)(4)(ii)(A)-(F), or any additional device approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service pursuant to 50 C.F.R. Section 272.72(e)(4)(iii).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Headrope length" means the straightline length of that portion of the top rope of the trawl net from which the net is hung measured between the outermost hanging points.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.05(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Perimeter" means the opening or entrance to the trawl formed and limited by attachment of the net mesh to line, which line is securely attached so as to form a continuous perimeter around the leading edge of the net. The perimeter so formed is measured from point to point along the line forming the leading edge of the net.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vessels Required to Use Turtle Excluder Devices. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.05(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All shrimp trawlers which trawl for shrimp consumption in Georgia's sound pursuant to O.C.G.A. 27-4-133 must have a qualified turtle excluder device in each net. In addition, all shrimp trawlers which trawl for shrimp for human consumption pursuant to O.C.G.A. 27-4-133 in Georgia's offshore waters, seaward of the sounds and south of 31°20' North latitude, must have a qualified turtle excluder device installed in each trawl net during trawling operations during 1 April through 31 December of each year. Shrimp trawlers which trawl for shrimp for human consumption in Georgia's offshore waters, seaward of the sounds and north of 31°20' North latitude, must use a qualified TED in each net during the period 1 April through 30 November of each year.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Exemptions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.05(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vessels using a single net having a headrope length of 30 feet or less and a perimeter around the leading edge of the net not greater than 82 feet are exempt from the TED requirement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.05(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A single test net, commonly referred to as a trynet, having a headrope length of 20 feet or less is exempt from the TED requirement provided that such net is pulled immediately in front of another net and is not connected to another net in any way.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.05(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A trawl being used as part of a public or private experimentation authorized by the Director, Southeast Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, as provided in 50 C.G.R. Section 227.72(e)(4)(iv) and permitted according to O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-12&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-12</a> is exempt from the TED requirement provided written authorization shall be maintained aboard the shrimp trawler with such a trawl at all times.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.06" name="391-2-4-.06" title="391-2-4-.06">Rule 391-2-4-.06 Recreational Fishing for Shrimp</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose. </B>The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations based on sound principles of wildlife research and management, establishing the recreational seasons, days, and places; methods of fishing and disposition; and size, creel, and possession limits for shrimp.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Food Shrimp. </B>For the purpose of recreationally fishing for shrimp to be used for human consumption, any person who has a recreational fishing license may recreationally fish for food shrimp at such times and places as the commissioner has established. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Gear. Except as otherwise provided by law or regulation, it shall be unlawful to recreationally fish for food shrimp in the salt waters of the State of Georgia by any means except the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Food shrimp cast net as defined in O.C.G.A. 27-1-2 (29.1); or a</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Beach seine of a length and mesh size authorized for use in salt waters by <a title="391-2-4-.12" href="391-2-4-.12">391-2-4-.12</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Quantity for Cast Nets. No person or group of persons occupying the same boat recreationally fishing for shrimp by means of a food shrimp cast net may take more than 48 quarts of shrimp with heads or 30 quarts of shrimp tails in any day. No such person or group of persons occupying the same vessel may possess at any time more than 48 quarts of shrimp with heads or 30 quarts of shrimp tails.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Quantity for Seines. No one person recreationally fishing for shrimp solely by means of a seine, whether such person is acting alone or in a group of persons, may take more than 24 quarts of shrimp with heads or 15 quarts of shrimp tails in any day. No such person may possess at any time more than 24 quarts of shrimp with heads or 15 quarts of shrimp tails. If any person or group of persons are in possession of a food shrimp cast net and a seine, such person or group of persons shall be subject to the limits imposed upon taking shrimp by food shrimp cast net.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Bait Shrimp. </B>For the purpose of recreationally fishing for shrimp to be used for live bait in this state, any person who has a recreational fishing license may recreationally fish for bait shrimp at such times and places as the commissioner has established. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Gear. Except as otherwise provided by law or regulation, it shall be unlawful to recreationally fish for bait shrimp in the salt waters of the State of Georgia by any means except the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bait shrimp cast net as defined in O.C.G.A. 27-1-2 (5.1).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Food shrimp cast net as defined in O.C.G.A. 27-1-2 (29.1);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Beach seine of a length and mesh size authorized for use in salt waters by <a title="391-2-4-.12" href="391-2-4-.12">391-2-4-.12</a>; or a</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Ten-foot net" as described in O.C.G.A. 27-1-2-(71.1) and herein. A "ten-foot net" means a trawl net with the following characteristics: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)4.i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A cork line not to exceed ten feet from tie-to-tie between the first and last mesh across the mouth of the net, a lead line not to exceed 13 feet from tie-to-tie between the first and last mesh across the mouth of the net, and leg lines of equal length. No webbing shall extend toward the door beyond the original brail lines which run vertically between the first tie at each end of the cork line and the first tie at each end of the lead line.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)4.ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The leg lines of a ten foot net shall not exceed 4 feet from the fastener on the otter board (door) to the first mesh tie on the cork (head) line, and shall not exceed 4 feet 7 inches from the fastener on the otter board to the first mesh tie on the lead (foot) line. Total net width including leg lines and webbing shall not exceed 18 feet on the cork line and 22 feet 2 inches on the lead line.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)4.iii.">iii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The vertical lines (brails) connecting the head line and the lead line shall not exceed 36 inches in length.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)4.iv.">iv.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The tow lines (bridles) connecting the tow vessel to the otter boards shall not exceed 75 feet from the fasteners on the otter board to the transom of the boat, including all connectors at the otter boards and the tow vessel; on tongue nets the third tow line and all connectors also shall not exceed 81 feet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)4.v.">v.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Otter boards shall not exceed 15 inches x 30 inches (height x length) in dimension.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)4.vi.">vi.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Head line floats on standard (tongueless) designs shall not exceed five in number, only one of which may exceed 3½ inches, but shall not exceed 6 inches in longest measurement. Nets of a tongue or bib design may have a maximum of two floats neither of which may exceed 6 inches in longest measurement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)4.vii.">vii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Webbing mesh size shall not be smaller than one inch when stretched nor exceed 1<SUP>3</SUP>/<SUB>8 </SUB>inches when stretched measurement. Total mesh count in the circumference of the bag where it attaches to the body of the net, and also rearward throughout the construction of the bag shall not exceed 50.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(a)4.viii.">viii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Total net length including the body of the net, the bag, and the cod-end shall not exceed 19 feet 6 inches.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Time. It shall be unlawful to fish for bait shrimp with a "ten-foot net" at night.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Quantity for "Ten-foot net". No person fishing for shrimp with a "ten-foot net" shall possess more than two quarts of bait shrimp at any time, no more than one-half pint of which may be dead; but any such person may take a maximum of four quarts of bait shrimp during any 24 hour period. When two or more persons fishing for shrimp under this subsection occupy the same boat; there may be no more than four quarts of bait shrimp on board the boat at any time, no more than one pint of which may be dead; but the persons occupying the boat may take a maximum of eight quarts of bait shrimp during any 24 hour period. Possessing or taking more than the limits prescribed in this subparagraph shall be unlawful. Possessing more than these limits shall be prima-facie evidence that the shrimp were taken for some purpose other than to be used as live bait.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Quantity for bait shrimp cast net or seine. When food shrimp season is closed, any person fishing for shrimp with a cast net or seine shall possess no more than two quarts of bait shrimp at any time, all of which may be dead; and provided, further, that any such person may take a maximum of four quarts of bait shrimp during any day. When two or more persons taking shrimp under this subparagraph occupy the same boat, there may be no more than four quarts of bait shrimp on board the boat at any time, all of which may be dead; and the persons occupying the boat may together take a maximum of eight quarts of bait shrimp during any day.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.06(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of, for human consumption, any shrimp caught pursuant to this paragraph or to possess such shrimp for the purpose of sale or other distribution for human consumption or personally to consume such shrimp. Possession of shrimp with heads off shall be prima-facie evidence that the shrimp are to be sold for human consumption or are personally to be consumed.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.07" name="391-2-4-.07" title="391-2-4-.07">Rule 391-2-4-.07 Crabbing</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose. </B>The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations to regulate the times, places, numbers, species, sizes, manner, methods, ways, means, and devices of taking, capturing, transporting, storing, selling, and using wildlife so as to conserve marine crabs, primarily of the species <I>Callinectes sapidus.</I></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.07(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Escape ring" means a rigid, circular port forming the boundary of an opening placed flush with an outside surface of the wire mesh or other material in the wall of the crab trap so as to create an unobstructed opening through the wall of the trap.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.07(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.07(2)(b)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Commercial crab trap" means a trap as specified in O.C.G.A. 27-1-2(14) and 27-4-151(i), deployed for the purpose of taking crabs as defined in O.C.G.A. 27-1-2(21) whether such crabs are taken for the purpose of sale or not.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.07(2)(b)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Additionally, a crab trap shall have installed at least two escape rings with unobstructed openings of minimum inside diameter of 2 3/8 inches. Such escape rings shall be positioned in the crab trap on any of the four vertical, outside walls. For purposes of meeting this definition, escape rings shall not be placed on a horizontal outside wall, which forms the ceiling, or top of the trap, or the bottom of the trap.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.07(2)(b)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to the specifications detailed in subsection (i) of O.C.G.A. 27-4-151, effective April 1, 2005 the float attached to any commercial crab trap fished without a commercial fishing license or a commercial crabbing license pursuant to that subsection of the Code shall be colored fluorescent green or lime green. No commercial crab trap fished for the purpose of sale shall be marked with a fluorescent green or lime green float.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.07(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to the specifications detailed in O.C.G.A. 27-1-2(14), a "commercial peeler crab trap" deployed for the purpose of taking "peeler crabs" as defined in O.C.G.A. 27-1-2(47), whether such peeler crabs are taken for the purpose of sale or not, shall be constructed with a minimum mesh size of one inch, shall have a minimum dimension of 24 inches, by 24 inches, by 24 inches and shall be exempt from the escape ring requirement specified in subparagraph <a title="391-2-4-.07" href="391-2-4-.07">391-2-4-.07</a> (2)(b), provided that such a trap is baited only with legal-sized live male blue crabs. Other baits including fish or other organisms which attract crabs into such traps, shall be prohibited and shall be prima-facie evidence of a violation of this paragraph.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Gear for taking Crabs</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.07(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any person who deploys a crab trap in the waters of the State as provided for in O.C.G.A. 27-4-151 may only use a crab trap as defined in O.C.G.A. 27-1-2(14) and 27-4-151, and in paragraphs (2)(b) and (c) above.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.08" name="391-2-4-.08" title="391-2-4-.08">Rule 391-2-4-.08 Bycatch Reduction Specifications. Requirement for use of Bycatch Reduction Devices</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose. </B>The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations to regulate the times, methods, ways, means, and devices of taking wildlife which are necessary to conserve living marine resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions used in this rule.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Centerline" means the seam that runs along the top center of the trawl net. In the absence of a seam, the centerline runs from the center point of the length of the head rope to the furthest distance on top of the cod end of the trawl.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Certified bycatch reduction device" or "BRD" means a device specified in subsection 3(a)(i, ii, and iii) or a device certified by the National Marine Fisheries Service.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Cod end" means the end of a trawl net which acts as the receptacle for fish and other organisms caught in the net. It is closed and secured, at the extreme end, with a line.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Functional tailbag length" means that portion of the cod end forward of the tail rope tie off rings toward the mouth of the trawl net.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Headrope" means a rope that is attached to the upper lip (top edge) of the mouth of a trawl net along the forwardmost edge.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Headrope length" means the straight line length of that portion of the top rope of a trawl net from which the net is hung measured between the outermost hanging points.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Try net" means a net pulled for brief periods of time just before, or during, deployment of the primary net(s) in order to test for shrimp concentrations or determine fishing conditions (e.g. presence or absence of bottom debris, jellyfish, bycatch, seagrass, etc.).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Vessels Required to use Bycatch Reduction Devices.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective June 1, 1996 all shrimp trawlers which trawl for shrimp for human consumption in Georgia saltwaters as permitted by O.C.G.A. 27-4-133 must have a certified bycatch reduction device (BRD) installed in each net, other than an exempt shrimp trawl or try net, at all times of the year. Effective July 1, 1997, all shrimp trawlers must have a certified BRD installed in trawl nets and trynets with a headrope length of greater than sixteen feet. A BRD shall be deemed to be certified if it is one of the types specified herein or is certified by the National Marine Fisheries Service. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fish Eye BRD - This device shall consist of at least one rigid exit opening frame sewn into each trawl net. This frame is to be constructed of no more than four bars creating an apex to orient the exit opening. Each frame shall have an exit opening in the shape of an oval and a minimum of nine inches in length and a minimum of four and one half inches across the opening in the shortest dimension, creating an unobstructed opening with a surface area equal to or greater than twenty square inches facing the direction of the mouth of the trawl net. Each frame shall be installed in the cod end of the trawl net no further forward than seventy two percent of the functional tailbag length from the tail rope tie off rings. The frame shall be installed along the centerline on the top side of the cod end of the trawl net.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eight-Inch Expanded Mesh/Extended Funnel BRD - This device consists of a funnel of small mesh netting within a cylinder of large mesh netting, held open by at least one semi-rigid hoop, and is installed in the trawl net behind a certified Turtle Excluder Device as defined in Rule <a title="391-2-4-.05" href="391-2-4-.05">391-2-4-.05</a>. One side of the funnel is extended vertically to provide passage for shrimp to the cod end and to create an area of reduced water flow to allow for fish escapement through the larger mesh outer netting. This BRD shall meet the following specifications: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The small mesh funnel and large mesh section shall be positioned within extension sections constructed of no smaller than one and five eighths inch stretched-mesh nylon netting, no less than one hundred twenty meshes in circumference. The extension section in front of the large mesh section shall be no less than six and one half meshes long, and the extension section behind the large mesh section shall be no shorter than twenty three meshes in length.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The small mesh funnel shall be constructed of no less than one and one half inch stretched-mesh netting. This component shall have a circumference of no less than one hundred twenty meshes at the leading edge and no more than one hundred four meshes at the trailing edge. The short side of the funnel shall be at least thirty-six inches long, while approximately half of the opposite side of the funnel shall extend at least twenty-two inches further toward the trailing edge of the funnel. The leading edge of the funnel shall be attached no less than three meshes forward of the leading edge of the large mesh. At least seven meshes of the short side of the funnel shall be attached to the back section of extension webbing on the top and bottom at least eight meshes back from the trailing edge of the large mesh section.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The larger mesh outer section shall consist of no smaller than eight-inch stretched-mesh netting and shall be hung on the square. This section shall have a circumference no smaller than nineteen meshes and a length of at least four meshes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The leading edge of the large mesh section shall be attached to the trailing edge of the front extension section. One semi-rigid hoop constructed of plastic-coated trawl cable with a minimum diameter of thirty inches shall be installed at least five meshes behind the trailing edge of the large mesh section. If a second hoop is used, it shall be installed in the front extension section at least three meshes ahead of the large mesh section.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ten-Inch Expanded Mesh/Extended Funnel BRD - This device consists of a funnel of small mesh netting within a cylinder of large mesh netting, held open by at least one semi-rigid hoop, and is installed in the trawl net behind a certified Turtle Excluder Device as defined in Rule <a title="391-2-4-.05" href="391-2-4-.05">391-2-4-.05</a>. One side of the funnel is extended vertically to provide passage for shrimp to the cod end and to create an area of reduced water flow to allow for fish escapement through the larger mesh outer netting. This BRD shall meet the following specifications: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The small mesh funnel and large mesh section shall be positioned within extension sections constructed of no smaller than one and three eighths inch stretched-mesh nylon netting, no less than one hundred twenty meshes in circumference. The extension section in front of the large mesh section shall be no less than three meshes long, and the extension section behind the large mesh section shall be no shorter than eighteen and one half meshes in length.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The small mesh funnel shall be constructed of no less than one and one half inch stretched-mesh netting. This component shall have a circumference of no less than eighty meshes at the leading edge and no less than eighty meshes at the trailing edge. The short side of the funnel shall be at least twenty-seven inches long, while approximately half of the opposite side of the funnel shall extend at least fifteen inches further toward the trailing edge of the funnel. The leading edge of the funnel shall be attached no less than one half mesh forward of the leading edge of the large mesh. The short side of the funnel shall be attached to the back section of extension webbing on the top and bottom at least two meshes back from the trailing edge of the large mesh section.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The larger mesh outer section shall consist of no smaller than ten inch stretched-mesh netting and shall be hung on the square. This section shall have a circumference no smaller than nineteen meshes and a length of at least three meshes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)3.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The leading edge of the large mesh section shall be attached to the trailing edge of the front extension section. One semi-rigid hoop constructed of plastic-coated trawl cable with a minimum diameter of thirty inches shall be installed at least one and a half meshes behind the trailing edge of the large mesh section. If a second hoop is used, it shall be installed in the front extension section at least three meshes ahead of the large mesh section.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Diamond Fish Eye BRD - This device shall consist of at least one rigid exit opening frame sewn into each trawl net. This frame is to be constructed of no more than four bars creating an apex to orient the exit opening. Each frame shall have an exit opening in the shape of a diamond and a minimum of six and one half inches in length and a minimum of five and one half inches across the opening in the shortest dimension, creating an unobstructed opening with a surface area equal to or greater than nineteen square inches facing the direction of the mouth of the trawl net no further forward than seventy two percent of the functional tailbag length from the tail rope tie off rings. The center of the exit opening of the frame shall be installed no more than nineteen meshes offset from either side of the centerline on the top side of the cod end of the trawl net.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bycatch reduction devices are required in try nets having a headrope length of greater than sixteen feet used for purposes of food shrimping pursuant to O.C.G.A. 27-4-133.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A BRD shall be used in conjunction with a certified Turtle Excluder Device when such a device is required pursuant to 50 C.F.R. Section 227.72(e)(4) (i, ii and iii) and Section 227.72(e)(2)(ii)(A)(1).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Exemptions.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A trawl net being used as part of a public or private experimentation authorized by the Department of Natural Resources, as provided in O.C.G.A. 27-2-12, is exempt from the BRD requirement provided written authorization shall be maintained aboard the shrimp trawler with such a trawl at all times.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reserved.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.08(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reserved.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.09" name="391-2-4-.09" title="391-2-4-.09">Rule 391-2-4-.09 Commercial Fishing. Requirements for Keeping and Reporting Records</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations to set standards, methods and times for submitting commercial fishing records.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions used in this Rule.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program" means a cooperative state, regional and federal agency initiative designed to coordinate, improve and standardize commercial and recreational seafood harvest data collection and management for the Atlantic coast.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Commercial crab harvester" means anyone who is licensed or authorized by the state to fish for crabs for commercial purposes pursuant to O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-150&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-150</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Commercial fishing records" means the information on the form approved by, or provided by, the Department to seafood dealers and commercial seafood harvesters who are required to report the purchase, landing or harvest of seafood pursuant to this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Commercial seafood harvester" means anyone who sells or barters any portion of the catch from any fishing trip.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Commercial shrimp castnet harvester" means anyone who is licensed by the state to fish for shrimp with castnet gear for commercial purposes pursuant to O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-205&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-205</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Fishing trip" means the time during which a person is actively engaged in fishing, or in water-based activities in support of fishing, regardless of platform.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Marine fishery product" means seafood as defined in O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-1-2&amp;title=27#27-1-2(63)" target="_newtab">27-1-2(63)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Seafood dealer" means any person or entity other than the final consumer who purchases, ships, consigns, transfers, barters, accepts, maintains, or packs any marine fishery products received from commercial seafood harvesters or marine aquaculturists for the first time and is licensed as such pursuant to O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-136&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-136</a>. Where any commercial crab, seafood, or shrimp castnet harvester or marine aquaculturist sells, consigns, transfers, or barters marine fishery products to anyone other than a Georgia seafood dealer licensed pursuant to O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-136&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-136</a>, such commercial crab, seafood, or shrimp castnet harvester or marine aquaculturist is himself acting as a seafood dealer and is subject to all requirements associated therewith including but not limited to the reporting requirements of this Rule and the licensing provisions of O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-136&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-136</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Landed" means to bring fish to shore in this state, regardless of the jurisdiction from which they were taken or harvested.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Persons required to report commercial fishing records.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All seafood dealers, are required to report fishing trip level records on a monthly basis directly to the Department as specified below.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All commercial crab, seafood, and shrimp castnet harvesters shall submit fishing trip level records to the seafood dealer at the time of transaction as specified below. Such fishing trip level records must be recorded at the time of the transaction on forms approved by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Methods.</B> Monthly commercial fishing records are to be submitted on a form supplied by the Department or on an alternate form approved by the Department. All requests for approval of an alternate form must be submitted to the Department in writing with a copy of the proposed alternate form attached or included with the request. The alternate form must provide identical information and follow the same format as the Department form. Upon receipt of a request for approval of an alternate form, the Department will review the form for the required information within 5 days of the receipt of the request. All persons that use an approved alternate form shall be responsible for all costs associated with the printing and use of such forms. Forms approved by participating Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program will be accepted by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Times</B>. Seafood dealers are required to submit written monthly commercial fishing records to the Department by the tenth day of the subsequent month. These records may be hand delivered or submitted via mail, or electronically. Permission to submit records electronically must be obtained from the Department. All other commercial seafood harvesters are required to submit fishing trip level records directly to the seafood dealer at the time of transaction.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Commercial Fishing Record Content.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Seafood Dealer. At the time of the transaction the seafood dealer is required to record the information referenced below. All information must be complete and accurate. Reporting records of subsequent sales between dealers is not required. The information contained in the record shall include the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Trip date - date the fishing trip started.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Vessel ID - Coast guard documentation or state registration number.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individual ID - Personal commercial fishing license number</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Trip number - used only if there is more than one fishing trip per day</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Species - each species landed, sold, or discarded</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Quantity - the amount of each species landed, sold or discarded</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Units of measurement - landed units (pounds, each, bushels, etc)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disposition - food, bait, pet food, personal use</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ex-vessel value or price - dollar value or price per unit of species sold</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> County or port landed - location where product was unloaded (dock, boat ramp)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State landed - state where product was landed</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Dealer ID - dealer identification number</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)13.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unloading date - the date of landing at the dealer</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)14.">14.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Market - market category that effects the price (count size etc)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)15.">15.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grade - landing condition that affects price (fillet, gutted)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)16.">16.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Gear - type of gear used to catch landed species</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)17.">17.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Quantity of gear - number of pots, etc.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)18.">18.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Days at sea - days from the start of the fishing trip to dock in days and hours</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)19.">19.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Number of crew - number including captain</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)20.">20.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fishing time - total amount of time gear was in the water</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)21.">21.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Area fished - specific area within water body where fishing occurred</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(a)22.">22.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Number of sets - total number of sets or tows per trip</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Commercial Crab, Seafood, or Shrimp Castnet Harvesters. Commercial fishing records for each fishing trip made by commercial crab, seafood, or shrimp castnet harvesters must be submitted to the seafood dealer to whom the product was sold at the time of the transaction. Commercial fishing records submitted to the seafood dealer by commercial crab, seafood, or shrimp castnet harvesters must contain all of the information specified in subparagraphs (6)(a)(1) through (6)(a)(22) above. All information must be complete and accurate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Penalties</B>. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sections <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-1-36&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-1-36</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-25&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-25</a>, failure to comply with the provisions of this rule may result in a civil penalty imposed by the commissioner of up to $1000.00 and/or a suspension of or refusal to renew the person's commercial fishing license for up to two years.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.09(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Commercial Crab Harvester License Renewal</B>. Any commercial crab harvester who has not submitted all harvest records for the previous year, as required by this rule, shall be ineligible for license renewal until such time as the required records have been submitted and all penalties paid.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.10" name="391-2-4-.10" title="391-2-4-.10">Rule 391-2-4-.10 License Lotteries</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose</B>. The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations to conduct lotteries for the purpose of issuing commercial fishing licenses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions used in this rule</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.10(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources, One Conservation Way, Brunswick, Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.10(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Lottery Application</B>. Individuals interested in obtaining lottery commercial crab licenses or lottery commercial food shrimp cast netting licenses to be issued through a lottery pursuant to O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-150&amp;title=27#27-4-150(e)(4)" target="_newtab">27-4-150(e)(4)</a> and O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-206&amp;title=27#27-4-206(c)" target="_newtab">27-4-206(c)</a>must make application in person to the Department by the times specified in subparagraph 391-2-4-.10 (4) of this Rule. Applications must be submitted on forms provided by the Department. No more than one application per individual may be submitted. Individuals submitting more than one application, or false information, will be disqualified. Incomplete, incorrect or duplicate applications will be rejected. Individuals submitting an application which is disqualified or rejected will be notified of the reason for rejection or disqualification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.10(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Lottery Application Deadline</B>. For the 1998/99 license year only applications for lottery commercial food shrimp cast netting licenses must be submitted by the close of business (4:00 p.m.) on October 15, 1998. Beginning on April 1, 1999, applications for lottery commercial crab licenses or lottery commercial food shrimp cast netting licenses to be selected by lottery may be submitted no earlier than April 1 of each license year and must be submitted by the close of business (4:00 p.m.) on June 1 of each license year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.10(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Random Drawing</B>. Applicants will be selected through a random computer drawing. All applicants will be listed in numerical order as selected following the drawing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.10(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Notice of Selection</B>. Applicants chosen to receive a license will be notified of their selection via certified mail. These applicants must purchase the license by July 1 of that year. The notice of selection must be presented to the Department at the time of purchase. The notice of selection is not transferable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.10(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Sales of Un-issued Commercial Food Shrimp Cast Netting Licenses</B>. After August 1 of each year, the Department may offer for sale available commercial food shrimp cast netting licenses on a first-come, first-served basis at the Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.11" name="391-2-4-.11" title="391-2-4-.11">Rule 391-2-4-.11 Bait Minnow Trapping</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose</B>. The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations to regulate the times, places, numbers, species, sizes, manner, methods, ways, means, and devices of taking, capturing, transporting, storing, selling, and using wildlife so as to conserve bait minnows.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Bait Minnow" means any member of the family Fundulidae, including but not limited to mummichog killifishes, commonly known as mud minnows, but not including domestic fish.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Bait Minnow Trap" means a rectangular or cylindrical cage or structure which is constructed of hardware cloth, wire, plastic or similar material used for catching minnows to be used as bait. Maximum dimensions shall not exceed 24"X18"X9" for rectangular traps, or 24" in length and 30" in circumference for cylindrical traps. A bait minnow trap used commercially shall be constructed of materials with a mesh size no smaller than 1/2" bar mesh; except, however, the funnel or muzzle to the trap shall be constructed of materials of mesh no smaller than 1/4" bar mesh. A bait minnow trap used recreationally shall be constructed of materials with a mesh size no smaller than 1/4" bar mesh. The round throat (opening) of the funnel or muzzle to a bait minnow trap shall not exceed 3/4" in diameter. Each trap must have attached thereto a tag bearing the name and address of the owner of the trap, or must have tethered to each trap a float bearing the name and address of the person using such gear. If the trap is used for commercial purposes, the tag or float must also include the commercial bait dealer license number of the person using such gear or the license number of the bait dealer employing the person using the gear.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Commercial and Recreational Bait Minnow Trapping.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be lawful to commercially harvest bait minnows of the family Fundulidae using bait minnow traps as defined in paragraph (2)(b) above, in the saltwaters of this state, provided such individual has a valid commercial fishing license pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sections <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-23&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-23</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-110&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-110</a>, and a valid bait dealer license pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-171&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-171</a>, and provided that such individual meets the requirements for live bait shrimp facilities as specified in O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-171&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-171</a>. An individual who is an employee of a licensed bait dealer and who possesses a valid personal commercial fishing license pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sections <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-23&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-23</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-110&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-110</a> and bait minnow endorsement pursuant to Rule 391-2-4-.17 may work the bait minnow traps of his or her employer. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(3)(a)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No holder of a bait dealer license commercially harvesting bait minnows may employ more than 10 traps at any given time.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(3)(a)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The sale of commercially harvested bait minnows by a properly licensed bait dealer for resale purposes is allowed only to persons possessing a valid wholesale fish dealer license pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sections <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-23&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-23</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-76&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-76</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(3)(a)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A licensed bait dealer must maintain at all times a daily record book showing the amount of bait minnows harvested and sold daily. Written reports of such transactions shall be submitted to the Department no later than the fifth day of the subsequent month in a format prescribed by the Department. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(3)(a)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No licensed bait dealer or licensed wholesale fish dealer may possess more than 100 quarts of bait minnows at any time.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be lawful to recreationally harvest bait minnows of the family Fundulidae using bait minnow traps as defined in paragraph (2)(b) above, in the saltwaters of this state, provided such individual complies with the recreational fishing license requirements as specified in O.C.G.A. Sections <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-1-2&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-1-2</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-23&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-23</a>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(3)(b)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No individual recreationally harvesting bait minnows may employ more than 2 traps at any time, except that a salt water fishing guide licensed pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-23.2&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-23.2</a> may employ a maximum number of 4 traps at any time, provided that the bait minnows are not sold.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.11(3)(b)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No individual recreationally harvesting bait minnows may possess more than 2 quarts of bait minnows at any given time, except that a salt water fishing guide licensed pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-23.2&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-23.2</a> may possess no more than 10 quarts of bait minnows at any time, provided that the bait minnows are not sold.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.12" name="391-2-4-.12" title="391-2-4-.12">Rule 391-2-4-.12 Lawful Fishing Methods and Gear, Generally</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose. </B>The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations based on sound principles of wildlife research and management, establishing the commercial and recreational methods and gear for fishing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Methods Generally.</B> The following methods shall be lawful in saltwater except as specifically prohibited herein; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful to use a gig to take any fish, crustaceans, or mollusks in salt water, except that a gig may be used to take flounder in salt water.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful to use any seine in salt water, except that: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of a seine 12 feet in length or less, with a maximum depth of four feet and a maximum mesh size of one-inch stretched mesh in saltwater, is not prohibited;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of a seine less than 100 feet in length having a minimum net size of 1¼ inch stretched mesh on any sand beaches on any barrier island of this state is not prohibited. The use of such seines in any inlets or tidal sloughs is prohibited;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of seines greater than 100 feet and up to 300 feet in length having a minimum net size of 2½ inches stretched mesh on the ocean-front side of beaches is not prohibited, provided that such seines may not be used in any inlets or tidal sloughs;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(2)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Seines over 300 feet in length are prohibited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(2)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful to use any seine in salt water in such a manner that it will block more than one-half of the entrance of a tidal river, creek, slough, or inlet to the ocean.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(2)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful to use a beach seine as a gill net. A gill net is defined as a single net or webbing attached to float and lead lines and fished in a stationary manner to ensnare or entangle the fish in the meshes.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful to place, deposit, distribute, or scatter any bait of any kind in, on, or over any waters of this state so as to lure, attract, or entice shrimp toward such bait or to cause shrimp to congregate in the area where such bait is placed. It shall also be unlawful to fish for shrimp by any method, including the use of a cast net, in or near any waters which are baited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful to fish for shrimp for commercial purposes at night.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Gear for Commercial Fishing.</B> Except as otherwise specifically authorized by law or regulation, it shall be unlawful for any person engaged in commercial saltwater fishing in this state to use any gear other than the following gear, which may only be used for the purposes and in the manner set forth below: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Power-drawn nets or trawls used to fish for seafood from any of the salt waters of this state in accordance with O.C.G.A. Title 27, chapter 4, Article 4;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Commercial crab traps used in accordance with O.C.G.A. Title 27, chapter 4, Article 4;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Seines used in salt waters to fish for fish or crustaceans and purse seines used in salt waters to fish for fish or crustaceans, which seines or purse seines are used in accordance herein and with O.C.G.A. Title 27, chapter 4, Articles 3 and 4; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(3)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful for any person other than a licensed commercial saltwater fisherman to use a purse seine. It shall also be unlawful to use a purse seine in any of the salt waters of this state; provided, however, it shall be lawful to use a purse seine in the waters outside, on the seaward side, of the sounds, when such outside waters are opened in accordance with O.C.G.A. Title 27, chapter 4, Article 4. As used in this Code section, "purse seine" means a large seine, supported at the upper edge by floats and weighted at the bottom edge, which is designed to be set by one or more boats around a school of fish and so arranged that after the sides have been brought together the bottom of the net can be closed by drawing the purse line taut.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Wire baskets, trotlines, or hoop nets used to fish for catfish in salt water in accordance with 391-2-4.13;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Traps and pots used to fish for adult eels in accordance with <a title="391-2-4-.01" href="391-2-4-.01">391-2-4-.01</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Set nets and drift nets used to fish for shad in accordance with <a title="391-2-4-.02" href="391-2-4-.02">391-2-4-.02</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(3)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Gigs used to fish for flounder in saltwater;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(3)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cast nets;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(3)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Seines used to fish for seafood along public beaches in accordance with this section;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(3)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Tongs and dredges used to fish for oysters in accordance with O.C.G.A. Title 27, chapter 4, Article 4;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Clam rakes, other hand-held implements, and dredges used to fish for clams in accordance with O.C.G.A. Title 27, chapter 4, Article 4; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.12(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pole and line used to fish for finfish.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.13" name="391-2-4-.13" title="391-2-4-.13">Rule 391-2-4-.13 Commercial Fishing for Catfish in Saltwater</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.13(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose. </B>The purpose of this Rule is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations based on sound principles of wildlife research and management, establishing the commercial seasons, days, and places; methods of fishing and disposition; and size, creel, and possession limits; gear and landing specifications for catfish in saltwater.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.13(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Areas Open to Commercial Fishing for Catfish in Saltwater</B>. Except as otherwise provided herein, all salt waters of this state shall be open to the taking of catfish for commercial purposes. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.13(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful to commercially fish for catfish in the North Altamaha River, except on the ocean side (downstream) of the mouth of, but not including, Lewis Creek. Such fishing shall also be unlawful in the South Altamaha River, except on the oceanside (downstream) of the uppermost entrance of Hammersmith Creek.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.13(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Commercial</B><B>Gear for Taking Catfish in Saltwater.</B> It shall be unlawful for any person to commercially fish for catfish in the salt waters of this state with any gear except the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.13(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Trotlines;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.13(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Wire baskets meeting the requirements of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-92&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-92</a> and having a non-green colored float attached bearing the corresponding commercial fishing license number in one inch letters of contrasting color; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.13(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hoop nets of one inch on the square (two-inches stretch) or larger which do not exceed three and one-half feet in diameter or ten feet in length.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.13(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Minimum Sizes.</B> It shall be unlawful for any person to commercially fishing for catfish in the salt waters of this state to take and retain any catfish less than nine inches in total length. Any catfish taken and retained by such person shall be deemed to be less than nine inches if it is less than seven inches with head removed or less than six inches with head and tail removed.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.14" name="391-2-4-.14" title="391-2-4-.14">Rule 391-2-4-.14 Shrimp Bait Dealers</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose. </B>The purpose of this Rule is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations based on sound principles of wildlife research and management, establishing the seasons, days, and places; methods of fishing and disposition; and size, creel, and possession limits; gear and landing specifications for commercial harvest of bait shrimp.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>General.</B> It shall be unlawful for any person commercially fishing for shrimp for live bait pursuant to this section to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use any power-drawn net which is larger than a 20 foot net or constructed of mesh smaller than one inch or greater than one and three-eighths inches when stretched;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fish for shrimp pursuant to this Code section at night; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have on board the boat used for fishing for shrimp pursuant to this Rule more than 50 quarts of shrimp at any one time, no more than 10 percent of which may be dead;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Facilities.</B> All applicants for bait dealer licenses and all licensed bait dealers shall have and maintain facilities meeting the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Live bait shrimp facilities must be located within the salt waters of the state, as defined by the salt-water demarcation line described in Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-1&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-1</a>, and such facilities must consist of either floating bait containers or tanks with circulating or recirculating systems to provide an exchange of salt waters. Floating bait containers must be permanently affixed to docks or other permanent structures which are attached to high ground above the high water mark and must be constructed with adequate openings to provide for a steady exchange of salt water. Tanks with circulating saltwater systems must include adequate spray outlets to provide aeration as well as sufficient water inlets to create a circulating flow within the bait tank;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All live shrimp-holding facilities must be constructed of nontoxic materials or materials which have been properly treated with an approved nontoxic substance. The facilities must be maintained in a condition conducive to keeping shrimp alive, which requires regular cleaning and the removal of dead shrimp;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any live bait shrimp dealership which is not within one-half mile of public saltwater angling access shall be required to maintain public access to customers through such services as public launching facilities, public fishing docks or platforms, or other forms of saltwater access during all tidal stages, including without limitation vehicular access and public parking; provided, however, that any live bait dealership which derives at least $5,000.00 of earned income from the sale of recreational fishing supplies and accessories associated with saltwater angling shall be exempt from the provisions of this paragraph. Any dealer claiming such exemption shall provide such records as the department deems necessary to evidence such sales;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No organisms other than shrimp may be held in live shrimp bait tanks; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Freezer storage sufficient to freeze and to keep frozen any shrimp which die while in possession of the dealer and which are to be sold as dead bait must be maintained on the premises of the established bait dealership.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Condition of Bait Shrimp. </B>Except as otherwise provided for by law or regulation, it shall be unlawful for any licensed bait dealer to allow shrimp to be removed from the premises of his or her established bait dealership unless it is sold as: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Live bait in a container of such size as to ensure that all live shrimp therein are covered by a minimum of one inch of salt water; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Dead bait which has been packaged with heads on and frozen. The packages shall contain not more than one quart of dead shrimp and must be clearly marked with letters at least one-half inch in height to read as follows: "SOLD FOR BAIT ONLY." Dead bait purchased for resale must be purchased from a licensed bait dealer and must be packaged and labeled as described.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful for any licensed bait dealer to fail to keep all shrimp in saltwater tanks meeting the standards prescribed in subparagraph (3) of this Rule unless and until such shrimp die, in which case the shrimp shall be promptly frozen and packaged as dead bait. It shall also be unlawful for any licensed bait dealer intentionally to cause or allow live shrimp to die.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful for any person to use, for other commercial fishing purposes, any equipment which has been used for obtaining live bait pursuant to this Code section.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful for any licensed bait dealer or any of his or her employees to have or permit in or on a commercial bait fishing boat owned by the dealer or such employees and used for bait shrimping pursuant to this Rule or to have or permit in or on the premises of the established bait dealership any shrimp caught, sold, to be sold, or to be disposed of for human consumption.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful for a licensed bait dealer to fail to maintain at all times a daily record book showing, for each transaction, the amount of bait shrimp purchased, the person from whom it was purchased, and the date of such purchase, as well as the amount of live shrimp and the amount of dead shrimp sold daily. Any such report shall include, without limitation, any transaction between licensed bait dealers and shall provide the name of the dealership acting as the seller in the transaction. Written reports of such transactions for each month shall be submitted to the department no later than the fifth day of the subsequent month in a format prescribed by the department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful for any licensed bait dealer or an employee of such person to sell or otherwise distribute to any one person, within a 24 hour period, more than eight quarts of shrimp. It shall also be unlawful for any person to buy, within a 24 hour period, more than eight quarts of shrimp.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful to sell, unload, or otherwise dispose of shrimp taken for bait at any place other than the licensed bait dealership for which the bait was taken. This subparagraph shall not prohibit the transfer from the boat taking such shrimp to an approved vehicle with aeration equipment to keep shrimp alive which will unload shrimp so taken at a licensed bait dealership so long as the amount of bait being transferred does not exceed 50 quarts.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful for any licensed bait dealer to have, at his or her established bait dealership at one time, more than 200 quarts of live shrimp. It shall also be unlawful for more than 10 percent of the shrimp at the dealership or 20 quarts, whichever amount is less, to be dead shrimp unless the dead shrimp in excess of such percentage are promptly frozen and packaged as dead bait as required by subparagraph (4)(b) of this Rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful for more than one boat to be in use for fishing for shrimp at any one time for an established bait dealer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful for any licensed bait dealer to fail to publicly advertise his or her facility. For the purpose of advertising, each established bait shrimp dealer shall display prominently on the road or drive leading to the facility and on any related dock a sign or signs which shall include the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(13)(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "LIVE BAIT FOR SALE" and </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(13)(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the hours and days of operation. Signs shall be at least 24 inches by 18 inches in size and shall display letters and numbers at least three inches in height.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notwithstanding subparagraphs (10) and (11) of this Rule, it shall be lawful for a licensed bait dealer to sell live bait shrimp taken pursuant to this Rule to another licensed bait dealer if the department has been previously notified of the destination of the shrimp to be sold and the time and approximate amount of the sale and if the department has approved the equipment for transferring such shrimp. Transportation and transfer of live bait shrimp between bait dealers shall not exceed the 200 quart possession limit for commercial bait facilities as provided in subparagraph (11).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(15)">(15)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful for any licensed bait dealer to fail to have and display any current business license required by the county or city in which the bait dealership is located and a sales tax certificate of registration issued pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=48-8-59&amp;title=48#" target="_newtab">48-8-59</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.14(16)">(16)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Before the Department issues a bait dealer license it shall inspect the bait dealer facilities to determine if the facilities comply with the requirements of this Rule and O.C.G.A. 48-8-59, within 30 days from the time application for license is received.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.15" name="391-2-4-.15" title="391-2-4-.15">Rule 391-2-4-.15 Protections for horseshoe crabs; catch limits; exceptions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.15(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose. </B>The purpose of this Rule is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations based on sound principles of wildlife research and management, establishing the commercial and recreational seasons, days, and places; methods of fishing and disposition; and size, creel, and possession limits; gear and landing specifications for horseshoe crabs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.15(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Areas Open to Taking of Horseshoe Crabs. </B>All salt waters of this state are closed to the taking of horseshoe crabs for bait except during those times when the salt waters or portions thereof are opened to the taking of shrimp, whelk, or blue crab by trawling pursuant to O.C.G.A. 27-4-133.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.15(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Quantity. </B>It shall be unlawful for any person taking horseshoe crabs pursuant to this Rule to take or possess more than 25 horseshoe crabs at any one time or for there to be on board the boat used for the taking more than 75 horseshoe crabs at any one time, whichever is less; provided, however, that the taking or catching of horseshoe crabs incidentally during legal fishing operations of other marine species shall not be a violation of this Rule if the horseshoe crabs so taken in excess of the limits set forth herein are immediately returned to the water from which they were taken without being intentionally or negligently harmed by the taker or the equipment being used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.15(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Biomedical Harvest. </B>This Rule shall not prohibit the taking or possession of horseshoe crabs for the purpose of collecting horseshoe crab blood for the production of amebocyte lysate or other approved medical uses, so long as the taker and possessor have permits issued by the Department authorizing such taking or possession and the horseshoe crabs are handled so as to minimize injury to the horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs may be taken and possessed pursuant to a medical takings permit without regard to the possession limit set forth in paragraph (3) of this Rule or whether or not the salt waters from which they are taken are open or closed for the taking of horseshoe crabs for bait. Horseshoe crabs taken and possessed pursuant to a medical takings permit must be returned unharmed to state waters of comparable salinity and water quality as soon as is feasible after collection of their blood.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.15(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> This Rule shall not prohibit the interstate import of horseshoe crabs provided that a bona fide bill of lading accompanies such horseshoe crabs as proof that such horseshoe crabs were not taken or transported in violation of this Rule or the laws of the jurisdiction from which the horseshoe crabs originated.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.16" name="391-2-4-.16" title="391-2-4-.16">Rule 391-2-4-.16 Saltwater Fishing Guide and Saltwater Fishing Pier Operator Reporting</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.16(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations to set such times and manners for submitting records as may be required by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.16(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Persons required to report.</B> Effective January 1, 2014 all persons licensed as salt water fishing guides and all persons operating licensed salt water fish piers pursuant to O.C.G.A. 27-2-23.2 shall report such information as may be required by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.16(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Methods.</B> Monthly records are to be submitted on forms supplied by the Department or on an alternate form approved by the Department. All requests for approval of an alternate form must be submitted to the Department in writing with a copy of the proposed alternate form attached or included with the request. The alternate form must provide identical information and follow the same format as the Department form. Upon receipt of a request for approval of an alternate form, the Department will review the form for the required information within 5 days of the receipt of the request. All persons that use an approved alternate form shall be responsible for all costs associated with the printing and use of such forms.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.16(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Times.</B> If required by the Department, all salt water fishing guides and salt water fishing pier operators shall submit written monthly records of activity to the Department, whose address for the purpose of reporting shall be the Coastal Resources Division headquarters, by the tenth day of the subsequent month. These records may be hand delivered or submitted via mail, or electronically. Permission to submit records electronically must be obtained from the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.16(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Penalties.</B> Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sections <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-1-36&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-1-36</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-25&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-25</a>, failure to comply with the provisions of this rule may result in a civil penalty imposed by the commissioner of up to $1000.00 and/or a suspension of or refusal to renew the license for up to two years.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.17" name="391-2-4-.17" title="391-2-4-.17">Rule 391-2-4-.17 Commercial Fishing Species Endorsements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose</B>. The purpose of these Rules is to implement the authority of the Board of Natural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations to designate species of wildlife or species grouping of wildlife that require a commercial fishing species endorsement. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Endorsements.</B> In addition to a commercial fishing license and commercial fishing boat license required by Code Sections <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-110&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-110</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-8&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-8</a>, any person engaged in commercial fishing shall obtain a separate commercial fishing species endorsement for each species or species grouping listed below: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bait Minnows (family <I>Fundulidae).</I> A bait minnow endorsement is required of employees of a licensed bait dealer that are engaged in the harvest of bait minnows, other than those exempted by Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-171&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-171</a>, but is not required of the licensed bait dealer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bait Shrimp (<I>Penaeus spp.</I>). A bait shrimp endorsement is required of employees of a licensed bait dealer that are engaged in the harvest of bait shrimp, other than those exempted by Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-171&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-171</a>, but is not required of the licensed bait dealer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cannonball Jellyfish (<I>Stomolophus meleagris</I>). A cannonball jellyfish endorsement is required of any licensed commercial fisherman employed on board a trawl vessel harvesting or landing cannonball jellyfish unless the fisherman is onboard a vessel having a trawler crew license issued pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-8&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-8</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Catfish in Saltwater (families <I>Ariidae</I> and <I>Ictaluridae</I>). A catfish in saltwater endorsement is required of any licensed commercial fisherman harvesting or landing catfish in saltwater.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Crab (<I>Callinectes spp.)</I> A crab endorsement is required of any licensed commercial fisherman employed by a commercial crab harvester or by a soft-shell crab-dealer, or employed on board a trawl vessel harvesting or landing crab, but is not required of a licensed commercial crab harvester or a licensed soft-shell crab dealer licensed pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-4-150&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-4-150</a>. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a crab endorsement shall not be required of a fisherman onboard a vessel having a trawler crew license issued pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-8&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-8</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eel (<I>Anguilla spp.</I>) An eel endorsement is required of any licensed commercial fisherman harvesting or landing eel.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Finfish. A finfish endorsement is required of any licensed commercial fisherman harvesting or landing finfish other than shad, catfish in saltwater or bait minnows. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a finfish endorsement shall not be required of a licensed commercial fisherman onboard a vessel having a trawler crew license issued pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-8&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-8</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Food Shrimp (<I>Penaeus spp.</I>) A food shrimp endorsement is required of any licensed commercial fisherman employed by a commercial shrimp castnet harvester or onboard a trawl vessel unless the fisherman is onboard a vessel having a trawler crew license issued pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-8&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-8</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Horseshoe crab (<I>Limulus Polyphemus</I>). A horseshoe crab endorsement is required of any licensed commercial fisherman harvesting or landing horseshoe crabs unless the fisherman is onboard a vessel having a trawler crew license issued pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-8&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-8</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shad (<I>Alosa spp.</I>) A shad endorsement is required of any licensed commercial fisherman harvesting or landing shad.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shellfish (<I>Crassostrea spp.</I> and <I>Mercenaria spp.</I>). A shellfish endorsement is required of any employee of a master collecting permittee actively involved in the harvest or landing of shellfish and includes the master collecting permit holder.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-2-4-.17(2)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Whelk (family <I>Busyconidae</I>). A whelk endorsement is required of any licensed commercial fisherman harvesting or landing whelk unless the fisherman is onboard a vessel having a trawler crew license issued pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=27-2-8&amp;title=27#" target="_newtab">27-2-8</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.18 thru 391-2-4-.98" name="391-2-4-.18 thru 391-2-4-.98" title="391-2-4-.18 thru 391-2-4-.98">Rule 391-2-4-.18 thru 391-2-4-.98 Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.99" name="391-2-4-.99" title="391-2-4-.99">Rule 391-2-4-.99 Repealer</a></h2> <P>Chapter 260-8, Regulations 391-4-8-.02 and 391-4-8-.07, and Emergency Regulations 391-4-8-0.2, 391-4-8-0.3 and 391-4-8-0.4 and all Administrative Orders issued pursuant thereto are hereby specifically repealed in their entirety. All other regulations or parts of regulations in conflict are hereby repealed.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.01" name="391-2-4-.01" title="391-2-4-.01">Rule 391-2-4-.01 Eel Fishing</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.02" name="391-2-4-.02" title="391-2-4-.02">Rule 391-2-4-.02 Shad Fishing</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.03" name="391-2-4-.03" title="391-2-4-.03">Rule 391-2-4-.03 Sound/Beach Boundaries</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.04" name="391-2-4-.04" title="391-2-4-.04">Rule 391-2-4-.04 Saltwater Finfishing</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.05" name="391-2-4-.05" title="391-2-4-.05">Rule 391-2-4-.05 Shrimp Trawl Gear Specifications. Requirement for Use of Turtle Excluder Devices</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.06" name="391-2-4-.06" title="391-2-4-.06">Rule 391-2-4-.06 Recreational Fishing for Shrimp</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.07" name="391-2-4-.07" title="391-2-4-.07">Rule 391-2-4-.07 Crabbing</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.08" name="391-2-4-.08" title="391-2-4-.08">Rule 391-2-4-.08 Bycatch Reduction Specifications. Requirement for use of Bycatch Reduction Devices</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.09" name="391-2-4-.09" title="391-2-4-.09">Rule 391-2-4-.09 Commercial Fishing. Requirements for Keeping and Reporting Records</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.10" name="391-2-4-.10" title="391-2-4-.10">Rule 391-2-4-.10 License Lotteries</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.11" name="391-2-4-.11" title="391-2-4-.11">Rule 391-2-4-.11 Bait Minnow Trapping</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.12" name="391-2-4-.12" title="391-2-4-.12">Rule 391-2-4-.12 Lawful Fishing Methods and Gear, Generally</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.13" name="391-2-4-.13" title="391-2-4-.13">Rule 391-2-4-.13 Commercial Fishing for Catfish in Saltwater</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.14" name="391-2-4-.14" title="391-2-4-.14">Rule 391-2-4-.14 Shrimp Bait Dealers</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.15" name="391-2-4-.15" title="391-2-4-.15">Rule 391-2-4-.15 Protections for horseshoe crabs; catch limits; exceptions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.16" name="391-2-4-.16" title="391-2-4-.16">Rule 391-2-4-.16 Saltwater Fishing Guide and Saltwater Fishing Pier Operator Reporting</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.17" name="391-2-4-.17" title="391-2-4-.17">Rule 391-2-4-.17 Commercial Fishing Species Endorsements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.18 thru 391-2-4-.98" name="391-2-4-.18 thru 391-2-4-.98" title="391-2-4-.18 thru 391-2-4-.98">Rule 391-2-4-.18 thru 391-2-4-.98 Reserved</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-2-4-.99" name="391-2-4-.99" title="391-2-4-.99">Rule 391-2-4-.99 Repealer</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>