§ 63.48. Permit for the use of cast nets or throw nets.
(a) The Executive Director or a designee may issue permits for the use of cast nets or throw nets for the taking of gizzard shad and alewife only in waters to be determined by the Executive Director. A separate permit will be required for each body of water.
(b) In addition to other permit conditions that the Executive Director may require, the cast nets or throw nets may be no greater than 10 feet in radius (20 feet in diameter) with a mesh size of at least 3/8 inch.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of § 61.1 (relating to Commonwealth inland waters), holders of permits for the use of cast nets or throw nets may take, catch, kill or possess a daily creel limit of 100 gizzard shad and alewife (combined species).
(d) A person may apply for a permit for the use of cast nets or throw nets by completing the form prescribed by the Commission. The applicant shall submit the completed form to the Commission along with the fee specified in section 2902 of the code (relating to net permits).
(e) It is unlawful to use cast nets or throw nets for the taking of gizzard shad and alewife or to take, catch, kill or possess more than the daily creel limit of gizzard shad and alewife as set forth in § 61.1 without the required permit. A permit for the use of cast nets or throw nets shall be carried so that it can be presented to an officer authorized to enforce the code.
(f) It is unlawful to use gizzard shad or alewife taken under a permit for the use of cast nets or throw nets as live bait in any water other than the water from which it was taken.
The provisions of this § 63.48 issued and amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § 2102.
The provisions of this § 63.48 adopted March 10, 2006, effective March 11, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 1126; amended September 25, 2015, effective January 1, 2016, 45 Pa.B. 5788. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (376448) and (372607).
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