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§ 49-15-96. Keeping of certain fish caught in shrimp nets for personal consumption.
 

Vessels licensed under Section 49-15-64.5 may keep in whole, for personal consumption only the following types of fish which are caught in the shrimp nets or trawls of the vessel: white trout; croaker, black drum, and ground mullet (Family Sciaenidae); sheepshead (Family Sparidae); gafftopsail catfish (Family Ariidae); and flounder (Family Bothidae and Family Pleuronectidae). The cumulative total of fish shall not exceed twenty-five (25) pounds. In addition, a vessel may keep three (3) dozen blue crabs (portunidae family). This exemption for personal consumption does not apply to fish or crabs that are otherwise illegal to possess or catch. 
 

Sources: Laws,  1994, ch. 610, § 1; Laws, 1997, ch. 579, § 24; Laws, 2000, ch. 476, § 1, eff from and after July 1, 2000.