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58 Pa. Code § 71a.13. Bait fish importation and use.

§ 71a.13. Bait fish importation and use.

 (a)  A person may not release or dispose live bait fish into any water of this Commonwealth, except live bait fish baited on a hook for angling purposes, without prior submission of a Notice of Stocking to the Commission. A person may collect live bait fish for angling. A species of bait fish collected for use as bait may not be transferred from waters in this Commonwealth into another drainage of this Commonwealth where this particular species does not already exist. This subsection does not apply to the Commission, or a propagation facility licensed by the Department under 3 Pa.C.S. § §  4201—4223 (relating to Aquaculture Development Law) for the purpose of releasing bait fish into waters of this Commonwealth as food for aquaculture or fisheries management purposes.

 (b)  Live bait fish imported and intended for introduction into waters of this Commonwealth shall be in compliance with §  71a.6 (relating to fish health certificate requirements).

 (c)  This subsection does not apply to dead bait fish (salted or frozen) sold for angling purposes outside the Lake Erie watershed. The provisions of §  71a.7 (relating to introduction or transportation of VHS-susceptible species of fish) shall be adhered to for purposes of this section.

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