FW_PaddlefishRulePackagePublic.doc - TITLE 312 NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION Proposed Rule LSA Document#08-886 DIGEST Amends 312 IAC 9 governing the

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TITLE 312 NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION Proposed Rule LSA Document #08-886 DIGEST Amends 312 IAC 9 governing the taking of fish from public waters to prohibit taking or possession of paddlefish except under a commercial fishing license on the Ohio River. Fish measurement is amended to clarify how a paddlefish is to be measured and exempted species of fish is amended to clarify that endangered species of fish are not exempted. Commercial fishing for paddlefish on the Ohio River is limited to November 1 through April 30, a minimum size limit is established, checking for eggs from a living paddlefish is restricted to the insertion of a 10-gauge needle, and the bar mesh size for gill and trammel nets is restricted. Snagging is eliminated as a lawful method for taking fish from public waters. Effective 30 days after filing with the Publisher. 312 IAC 9-6-1 312 IAC 9-6-2 312 IAC 9-7-16 312 IAC 9-7-19 312 IAC 9-8-6 SECTION 1. 312 IAC 9-6-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: 312 IAC 9-6-1 Definitions pertaining to fish and fishing activities Authority: IC 14-10-2-4; IC 14-22-2-6 Affected: IC 14-22-34-12 Sec. 1. In addition to the definitions in 312 IAC 9-1, the following definitions apply throughout 312 IAC 9-6, 312 IAC 9-7, 312 IAC 9-8, and 312 IAC 9-10: (1) "Alewife" means the species Alosa pseudoharengus. (2) "American eel" means the species Anguilla rostrata. (3) "Aquarium pet trade" means the business of importing, producing, or selling live fish for display in: (A) aquariums; (B) tanks; or (C) other continuing exhibits. (4) "Atlantic salmon" means the species Salmo salar. (5) "Bar mesh" means the length of one (1) side of the square mesh measure or as measured between two (2) knots on the same line. (6) "Bighead carp" means the species Hypophthalmichthys nobilis. (7) "Black bass" means the species: (A) Micropterus salmoides;(B) Micropterus dolomieui; and(C) Micropterus punctulatus. (8) "Black carp" means the species Mylopharyngodon piceus. (9) "Black crappie" means the species Pomoxis nigromaculatus. (10) "Blue catfish" means the species Ictalurus furcatus. (11) "Bluegill" means the species Lepomis macrochirus. 1
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(12) "Bluntnose minnow" means the species Pimephales notatus. (13) "Bowfin" means the species Amia calva. (14) "Brook trout" means the species Salvelinus fontinalis. (15) "Brown trout" means the species Salmo trutta. (16) "Buffalo" means the genus Ictiobus. (17) "Bullhead" means the species:
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