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Approved On: April 25, 2019
Effective On: April 25, 2019
  1. It is unlawful to use any tackle for commercial purposes other than properly licensed tackle in waters open to commercial fishing as specified below:
    1. Slat traps (where permitted by Code 30.13);
    2. Hoop nets, leads, heart and leads or wings with minimum square bar mesh size -- 2½ inches when wet and with thread not less than 15 gauge;
    3. Fiddler nets (where permitted by Code 30.13) with minimum square bar mesh size -- 1½ inches when wet. Thread size not less than 15 gauge. Wings or leads prohibited;
    4. Commercial fish seines with minimum square bar mesh size -- 3½ inches;
    5. Commercial gill and trammel nets with minimum square bar mesh size -- 3½ inches;
    6. Limb lines,set lines, trotlines, and snaglines, which must be run daily and catch removed.
  2. It is unlawful to possess for commercial purposes any nets other than 3½-inch mesh or 6-inch or larger mesh while fishing in the Arkansas River above Dam 2 during the paddlefish season.

EXCEPTIONS: In compliance with Codes 35.01 and 35.04.

PENALTY: Class 2

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