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58 Pa. Code § 67.2. Refuge areas.

§ 67.2. Refuge areas.

 (a)  The Executive Director, with the approval of the Commission, may designate waters as refuge areas to which section 2306 of the code (relating to refuge areas) shall apply. The designation of waters as refuge areas shall be effective upon posting of the waters after publication of a notice that the waters have been so designated in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 (b)  Refuge areas are closed to public fishing except during the period from June 15 until the last day of February of the following year.

 (c)  It is unlawful to disturb fish or other acquatic life in refuge areas by any means, including wading, throwing stones, rocks or other objects or otherwise agitating the waters. This subsection will not be construed to prohibit fishing in such areas during the extended trout season.

 (d)  A person violating this section or fishing or entering a refuge area when fishing is prohibited shall be punished as provided by section 2306 of the code.


   The provisions of this §  67.2 amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S.


   The provisions of this §  67.2 adopted May 23, 1980, effective January 1, 1981, 10 Pa.B. 2051; amended January 6, 1984, effective January 7, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 46; amended March 2, 1990, effective March 3, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 1287. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (88009).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  63.21 (relating to designation of fishing regulations).

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