Except as otherwise provided by division rule, every person using trap or fyke nets in taking fish in the Lake Erie fishing district, each fishing year, shall number each net starting with numerical one and continuing in consecutive order as high as the number of nets licensed by the person in that fishing year. No person shall use the same number more than once. The numbers shall be placed and kept upon the orange uphaul buoy attached to each net. The number shall be at least two inches high and maintained in legible condition at all times. If at any time an uphaul buoy is intentionally or accidentally detached from a net while it is in the water, the same buoy, or if the original one is lost another buoy with the required information placed upon it, immediately shall be attached to the net.
Except as otherwise provided by division rule, every person using trap or fyke nets to take fish in the Lake Erie fishing district shall notify the division of wildlife in writing of the location, date, and numerical number of each net placed in or removed from such waters. The notification shall show by grid number, taken from the grid chart furnished by the division, the location of the net at the time of its removal or placement. The written notification shall be mailed in time for the postmark to show a date of no later than the day after the day in which the net is removed or placed.
No person shall fail to comply with any provision of this section or division rule adopted pursuant to it.
Effective Date: 10-20-1994 .