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58 Pa. Code § 79.12. Color morphs of native species.

§ 79.12. Color morphs of native species.

 (a)  For purposes of this chapter, it is presumed that color morphs of certain native species that are held in captivity were not taken from the wild. Therefore, the Commission has determined that color morphs of certain native species are exempt from the requirements of this chapter as provided in this section. The Commission will publish in the Pennsylvania Bulletin a list of color morphs of native species to which the following provisions apply:

   (1)  Color morphs of native species designated by the Commission are not subject to the possession limits of §  79.3 (relating to season and daily possession limits) provided they are not taken from the wild.

   (2)  Color morphs of native species designated by the Commission may be artificially propagated provided they are not taken from the wild and they are propagated in a closed system meeting the requirements of §  79.8 (relating to artificial propagation and dealers of live reptiles and amphibians).

   (3)  Color morphs of native species designated by the Commission may be sold by artificial propagators and dealers registered in accordance with 3 Pa.C.S. Chapter 42 (relating to Aquaculture Development Law) provided they are not taken from the wild.

 (b)  The Commission recognizes that the captive breeding of color morphs approved for propagation by the Commission in this section may result in animals that have a normal color appearance (typical phenotype). The typical phenotype progeny of these color morphs may be sold provided that the following conditions are met:

   (1)  They are sold by an artificial propagator or dealer registered in accordance with 3 Pa.C.S. Chapter 42.

   (2)  They were propagated in a closed system meeting the requirements of §  79.8 by a registered propagator.

   (3)  The artificial propagator or dealer that intends to sell them shall file an initial inventory on the form prescribed by the Commission that contains the numbers in possession as of December 31, 2006, and other information that the Commission requires. The artificial propagator or dealer shall submit the inventory to the Commission’s Natural Diversity Section Chief, Division of Environmental Services, 450 Robinson Lane, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 16823 by no later than January 31, 2007.

   (4)  The artificial propagator or dealer selling them shall maintain a current inventory on a form prescribed by the Commission, showing their origin, numbers and other information that the Commission requires. Artificial propagators or dealers shall maintain the inventory at their place of business and shall have the inventory in their possession when selling them. The inventory shall be presented upon the request of an officer authorized to enforce the code.

   (5)  The artificial propagator or dealer selling them shall submit an annual report on the form prescribed by the Commission that includes changes in the numbers possessed (for example, gains and losses to the inventory) and other information that the Commission requires. The artificial propagator or dealer shall submit the report to the Commission’s Natural Diversity Section Chief, Division of Environmental Services, 595 East Rolling Ridge Drive, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 16823 by no later than January 31 of the following year.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  79.12 issued under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. §  2102; amended under section 506 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  186).

Source

   The provisions of this §  79.12 amended March 23, 2018, effective March 24, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 1672. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (325073) to (325074).



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