(A) The meshes of the back of the crib or car of all crib nets, fyke nets, or trap nets used in fishing in this state shall measure not less than one-quarter inch nor more than four inches as found in use or possession measured on the bar. Such meshes shall extend from the top to the bottom of the crib or car of the nets.
(B) It shall be unlawful to use or possess in the inland and lake Erie fishing districts seines, as described in section 1533.62 of the Revised Code, with twine composed of less than four-inch mesh, measured on the bar, throughout the wings.
(C) Each net, measurements of which do not comply with this rule, constitutes a separate offense and is a public nuisance. Such nets, or parts thereof, may be seized and held for evidence, or for forfeiture proceedings as provided in section 1531.20 of the Revised Code.
(F) 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, 1533.49, 1533.69
Rule Amplifies: 1531.08, 1533.49, 1533.69
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/86, 9/15/87, 5/19/95, 4/28/98