Except as otherwise provided by division rule, the chief of the division of wildlife, each fishing season, shall issue a license tag for each dip net, carp apron, and seine, except a minnow seine, used to take fish in the Lake Erie fishing district and in such other waters wherein fishing with nets or seines is licensed by law. No person shall use such nets in fishing without attaching a license tag thereto, as provided in this section.
On each seine, the tag shall be attached on either brail, and on each dip net, the tag shall be attached to the rim line of the net. On each carp apron, the tag shall be attached to either end of the line running across the top of the net. Each tag shall be attached in such a manner that the number thereon can be read easily, and the number shall not be defaced by paint or any other substance or in any manner. If such tags are not attached to such nets in the manner provided in this section, it is prima-facie evidence that they have not been lawfully licensed. Each net without the tag prescribed in this section constitutes a separate offense and is a public nuisance. Such an untagged fishing device, or parts thereof, is unlawful under this section and shall be seized and held for evidence or for forfeiture proceedings.
No person shall fail to comply with any provision of this section or division rule adopted pursuant thereto.
Effective Date: 10-20-1994