Except as otherwise provided by division rule, every person, in any county adjoining Lake Erie, who for consideration, hire, or resale, scales, fillets, dresses, or in any manner processes fish taken with other than commercial fishing gear shall maintain accurate daily records. Those records shall show the name and address of each owner or other person from whom the processor receives fish, the species, the weight of each species, and the date of receipt during the day. The name, address, species, weight, and date shall be recorded on monthly report forms provided by, and in the manner prescribed by, the chief of the division of wildlife. The processor shall keep each batch of fish he receives from one owner or other person separate and shall attach to the batch or its container a tag or label showing the name of that owner or other person and the weight of the fish until the information required to be recorded on the daily records is recorded as prescribed by law or division rule. The processor shall mail the monthly report form to the division on or before the fifteenth day of the month following the calendar month in which the fish were received by the processor. Any wildlife officer or law enforcement officer who has authority to enforce the wildlife, hunting, and fishing laws may enter the premises at any reasonable hour and inspect the records and premises.
No person shall fail to comply with any provision of this section or division rule adopted pursuant thereto.
Effective Date: 10-20-1994