1501:31-3-01 Commercial fishing seasons.

(A) In the lake Erie fishing district, it shall be unlawful for any person to take or attempt to take fish from a seine, or to set, maintain, or bait a seine except from March first to June fourteenth and from the Wednesday following Labor day to December tenth each year.

(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to take or attempt to take fish from any commercial fishing device, or to set, maintain, or bait any such device in the lake Erie fishing district except from March first to December tenth each year. Provided further, it shall be unlawful for any person to take or attempt to take yellow perch (PERCA FLAVESCENS), with any commercial fishing device in the lake Erie fishing district except from May first to December tenth of each year.

(C) It shall be unlawful for any person to take or attempt to take fish by any commercial fishing method without first complying with the licensing provisions of Chapter 1533. of the Revised Code and this chapter.

(D) All definitions set forth in rule 1501:31-1-02 of the Administrative Code shall apply to this rule.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/22/2011 and 06/15/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1531.08 , 1533.41
Rule Amplifies: 1531.08 , 1533.41
Prior Effective Dates: 2/7/75, 3/1/80, 2/28/82, 5/31/84, 9/17/84 (Emer.), 7/1/89, 11/11/92, 5/19/95, 10/2296, 5/4/98