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It is unlawful to, for commercial purposes,take, attempt to take, or possess paddlefish or sturgeon, or their parts including eggs (roe), from:

  1. That part of the White Riverimmediately above the Newport Access and proceeding upstream to the boat ramp at Jacksonport State Park (including any backwaters)and from the confluence of Black River upstream to Dam 1 at Batesville.
  2. The following border waters with Louisiana: Red River in Hempstead, Lafayette, Little River, and Miller counties; Ouachita River from the Louisiana state line to 100 yards below Felsenthal Lock and Dam; Bayou Bartholomew from the Louisiana state line to its source in Jefferson County; Bodcau Bayou from the Louisiana state line to the base of Lake Erling Dam; Boeuf River from the Louisiana state line to its source in Chicot County; and Bayou Macon from the Louisiana state line to its source in Desha County.
  3. The portion of the Arkansas River extending from Trimble Lock and Dam upstream to the Arkansas/Oklahoma state line except for during permitted special seasons determined by the Commission.

PENALTY: Class 3

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