(A) Every commercial fish trapnet licensee, shall keep an accurate daily record of his or her yellow perch (Perca flavescens) catch for each license and in a manner prescribed by the chief and submitted to the division of wildlife by the licensee, as specified in paragraphs (B) and (C) of this rule.
(B) No person shall remove any quantity of yellow perch (perca flavescens) from a fyke or trap net without first entering the tag number into the electronic catch reporting system..
(C) All yellow perch (perca flavescens) shall be weighed dockside. The total actual weight shall then be entered in to the electronic catch reporting system for each license before loading onto a motor vehicle for transportation.
(D) It shall be unlawful for a person to transport any quantity of yellow perch, commercially taken by a licensee, from the place where the fish are landed to a point outside the state without the licensee or his employee first weighing and recording on the original catch report the actual weight of the yellow perch, the date weighed, and the name and address of the fish processor or buyer.
(E) It shall be unlawful for a licensee to report any quantity of yellow perch on their catch report other than yellow perch taken by authority of his or her license.
(F) A license shall report all yellow perch taken by authority of his or her license.
(G) For the purpose of this rule, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) Licensee means a commercial fisherman licensed by the state of Ohio to fish trap nets;
(2) Trapnet boats means any boat used to set, lift, pull, or transport trap nets, fyke nets, or fish taken by the aid of said nets.
(H) The electronic catch report required by this rule shall be open for inspection by any wildlife officer at all reasonable hours.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1531.06, 1531.08, 1533.341, 1533.342, 1533.343
Rule Amplifies: 1531.06, 1531.08, 1533.341, 1533.342, 1533.343
Prior Effective Dates: 01/02/1996, 06/01/1997, 04/30/2006, 08/15/2008, 11/27/2009, 07/01/2011