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58 Pa. Code § 73.1. Transportation.

§ 73.1. Transportation.

 (a)  Species of fish may not be transported into this Commonwealth from another state, province or country and liberated in a watershed of this Commonwealth without previous written permission from the Commission, nor may a species of fish be transferred from waters in this Commonwealth into another drainage of this Commonwealth where this particular species is not always present without prior written consent from the Commission. Inspection for species composition or presence of disease, or both, will be required at the discretion of the Commission on all lots of fish transported into this Commonwealth.

 (b)  Permission is not required for the importation of tropical fish unless the Commission considers them to be potentially dangerous to native fish species or to man. Permission is not required for the stocking of farm ponds or licensed fee fishing ponds which receive fish stocks from Commonwealth commercial fish hatcheries except for the following kinds of fish: goldfish, golden orfe or fish species not native to this Commonwealth.

 (c)  Except as provided in §  71.7 (relating to triploid grass carp), transportation of the grass carp (white amur) in this Commonwealth is prohibited.

 (d)  Transportation of the following live species in or through this Commonwealth is prohibited.

   (1)  Snakehead (all species).

   (2)  Black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus).

   (3)  Bighead carp (Hypophtalmichtys nobilis).

   (4)  Silver carp (Hypophtalmichtys molitrix).

   (5)  Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha).

   (6)  Quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis).

   (7)  Round goby (Neogobius melanostomus).

   (8)  Tubenose goby (Proterorhinus marmoratus).

   (9)  European rudd (Scardinius erythropthalmus).

   (10)  Crayfish (all species) except when they are either transported:

     (i)   As bait on, in or about the water from which taken.

     (ii)   For testing and scientific purposes or restaurant consumption, adequate measures have been taken to prevent their escape and they are accompanied by documentation stating the point of origin and the destination to which they are to be delivered.

   (11)  Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus).


   The provisions of this §  73.1 issued under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § §  305, 322, 741, 928, 2102, 2307, 2711, 5122, 5123, and 5124; amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § §  2102 and 2904.


   The provisions of this §  73.1 amended December 28, 1984, effective December 29, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 4691; amended June 11, 1993, effective January 1, 1994, 23 Pa.B. 2735; amended September 13, 2002, effective September 14, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 4485; amended September 5, 2003, effective September 6, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 4447; amended August 25, 2006, effective August 26, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 4724; amended July 3, 2014, effective January 1, 2015, 44 Pa.B. 4177. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (347505) to (347506).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  71.6 (relating to prohibited acts).

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