For the Lake Erie fishing district, and in such other waters wherein fishing with nets is licensed by law, there shall be not more than two fishing seasons for residents and nonresidents. Except as otherwise provided by division rule, those seasons are the spring fishing season, beginning on the first day of May and including and closing on the thirty-first day of August, and the fall fishing season, beginning on the first day of September and including and closing on the thirty-first day of December.
No person shall draw, set, place, locate, or maintain any fish net whatever except a minnow net in the Lake Erie fishing district, or in any other waters of this state wherein fishing with nets is licensed by law, between the first day of January and the first day of May next following, both dates inclusive, except as otherwise provided by division rule.
No person shall draw, set, place, locate, use, maintain, or possess a gill net in this state except as provided in section 1533.61 of the Revised Code.
In addition to any other penalty provided in the Revised Code, the license or permit of any person who is convicted of a violation relating to drawing, setting, placing, using, maintaining, or possessing a gill net is revoked by operation of law, and the person is permanently barred from obtaining another license or permit of the type revoked.
Effective Date: 04-20-2000 .