Article 3. Aquatic Plants And Animals of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 3. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 3.
It is unlawful for any person to receive, bring, or cause to
be brought into this state, for the purpose of propagation, any fish,
reptile, amphibian, or aquatic plant from any place wherein any
infected, diseased, or parasitized fish, reptile, amphibia, or
aquatic plants are known to exist.
Section 2270 does not apply to the importation of live
aquatic plants or animals for aquaculture purposes by a registered
aquaculturist if the importation has been approved by the department
pursuant to Section 15600.
(a) No live aquatic plant or animal may be imported into this
state without the prior written approval of the department pursuant
to regulations adopted by the commission. A written application for
the importation, submitted in conformance with the procedural
requirements established by the commission, is deemed approved where
it has not been denied within 60 days.
(b) This section does not apply to the following plants or animals
unless the plants or animals are or may be placed in waters of the
(3) Ornamental marine or freshwater plants and animals that are
not utilized for human consumption or bait purposes and are
maintained in closed systems for personal, pet industry, or hobby
(c) The section does not apply to any live aquatic plant or animal
imported by a registered aquaculturist.
Each package containing any live aquatic plant or animal
shall bear, in a conspicuous place, a tag on which shall be stated
the name and address of the consignor, the name and address of the
consignee, and the exact contents of the package.