Division 6.5. Sturgeon Egg Processors of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 6.5.
(a) Every person engaged in the business of canning, curing,
preserving, packing, or otherwise processing, or dealing at
wholesale in, the eggs of sturgeon for human consumption shall obtain
a sturgeon egg processing license from the department for that
purpose. The license required by this division is in addition to any
other license, permit, or other authorization required by this code
or by any other provision of law.
(b) Possession of a sturgeon egg processing license issued
pursuant to this division authorizes the licensee to can, cure,
preserve, pack, or otherwise process, or deal at wholesale in, the
eggs of sturgeon if, and only if, the eggs are lawfully taken or
lawfully possessed pursuant to Section 7230 or 8371.
A sturgeon egg processing license shall be issued and
delivered upon application and the payment of a base fee of one
hundred dollars ($100), as adjusted under Section 713, to the
department. The license shall be valid for a period of 12 months from
the date of issuance.
Every person licensed pursuant to this division shall make a
true and legible record of each transaction involving the eggs of
sturgeon. This documentation shall show all of the following:
(a) The weight of the eggs received.
(b) The name and address of the person from whom the eggs were
received, and, if different, the name and address of the person who
artificially propagated the sturgeon from which the eggs were
obtained or the name and address of the person from whom the sturgeon
were received from which the eggs were obtained.
(c) The date of receipt.
(d) If imported into this state, the place where the sturgeon were
(e) Whether the eggs are to be processed by the recipient or sold
by him or her to another for processing, and, if the eggs are to be
sold for processing by another, the name and address of that person.
(f) Such other information as the department may require and
specify on the form.
The documentation required by Section 10002 shall be kept by
the person or business holding the sturgeon egg processing license
for a period of two years from the date of receipt of eggs and shall
be available for inspection during normal business hours by the
Any information received or requested by the department
shall be confidential, and the records shall not be public records,
except that the information contained in the records may be compiled
and published as summaries in a manner that will not disclose the
individual record or business of any person.
(a) Any person convicted of a violation of this division or
a violation of any other provision of this code or any regulation
adopted pursuant thereto relating to sturgeon shall be prohibited
from engaging in the business of canning, curing, preserving,
packing, or otherwise processing, or dealing at wholesale or retail
in the eggs of sturgeon in this state for one year from the date of
(b) Any person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of
this division or a violation of any other provision of this code or
any regulation adopted pursuant thereto relating to sturgeon within
five years of another offense resulting in a conviction of a
violation of any of those provisions is prohibited from engaging in
any activity for which a sturgeon egg processing license is required
for five years from the date of the last conviction.
(c) The commission shall revoke any license issued pursuant to
this division to the person who is prohibited from engaging in that
business under this section. No sturgeon egg processing license
revoked pursuant to this section shall be issued, reissued, or
reinstated during the period of prohibition prescribed in this
(d) It is unlawful for any person to obtain, or attempt to obtain,
a sturgeon egg processing license pursuant to this division during
the period of prohibition prescribed in this section.