1533.45 Places where nets may not be used.

No person shall lay out, pull, lift, draw, set, place, locate, or maintain any net or seine, except a minnow seine, on any of the reefs of the Lake Erie fishing district, except by permission of the chief of the division of wildlife, or lay out, pull, lift, draw, set, place, locate, or maintain any net or seine in any channel or passage lying between any islands or between any island and the mainland in Lake Erie at a greater distance from the shore of the islands or mainland than one-fourth the distance across the channel or passage. No person shall lay out, pull, lift, draw, set, place, locate, or maintain any net or seine, except a minnow seine, in any other area of Lake Erie where that activity is prohibited by the chief in rules adopted for the purposes of this section. The chief shall adopt rules under section 1531.10 of the Revised Code establishing no-fishing zones throughout the Ohio waters of the Lake Erie fishing district.

No net shall be set in less than three feet of water in either of the fishing districts of the state except seines and minnow seines. The division may establish in Sandusky bay, with the consent of the coast guard, any buoys or markers that are necessary for information to the public or as aids to navigation, but nothing in this section shall be construed as permitting the division to place any buoys or markers that will in any way interfere with the use, laying out, or pulling of seines in any part of Sandusky bay as permitted pursuant to this section.

Effective Date: 10-20-1994