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Approved On: April 25, 2019
Effective On: April 25, 2019

It is unlawful to purchase commercial tackle tags or to operate commercial tackle, or sell or attempt to sell wild-caught commercial aquatic wildlife without a current Commercial Fisherman’s Permit and Sportfishing License. A bill of sale or receipt of transfer with a Commercial Fisherman’s Permit number must accompany all sales to fish markets, processors, or retailers of fish or fish parts in each transaction. Bills of sale must be retained by the purchaser for a period of 12 months and made available for inspection by the Commission.


  1. Bill of sale or receipt provision applies only to the sale of commercial fish or fish parts from a commercial fisherman to a fish market, processor, or retailer.
  2. Youths or individuals 65 years of age or older are required to purchase a Junior/Senior Commercial Fishing Permit instead of aCommercial Fisherman's Permit and Sportfishing License.
  3. A person with a Commercial Fisherman Helper’s Permit in theirimmediate possession may operate the properly tagged tackle of thelicensed commercial fisherman for whom they hold the permit. The holder of a Commercial Fishermen’s Permit and Sportfishing License shall be fully responsible for supervising the actions of the person using the Commercial Fisherman Helper’s Permit.
  4. In compliance with Codes 03.07 and03.08.

PENALTY: Class 2

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