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

It is unlawful for permitted aquatic turtle harvesters to sport fish or possess game fish in the same waters where the permittee is engaged in turtle trapping.


  1. Rough fish caught in turtle traps may be retained for use as bait.
  2. If hoop nets or box-type traps are baited with fish, only rough fish may be used.
  3. Fish farmers on their permitted facilities.

PENALTY: Class 2; Second offense shall result in revocation of the Aquatic Turtle Harvest Permit or Aquatic Turtle Dealer Permit.

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