Article 2.5. Purification Of Mollusks of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 6. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 2.5.
Notwithstanding Sections 5670, 5672, 8341, and 9050, native
and nonnative mollusks may be taken in Districts 12 and 13 and moved
to other areas to be purified for human consumption under such rules
and regulations as shall be established by the commission. Such
regulations may include, but are not limited to, bag limits, methods
of harvest, and provisions for public use. Mollusks taken under this
section shall not be used for human consumption unless such use is
approved by the State Department of Health Services.
The State Department of Health Services may make sanitary
surveys of mollusk-growing areas or may use sanitary surveys of
mollusk-growing areas made by qualified state or county agencies, and
based on such information may classify such areas for purposes of
harvesting and moving mollusks which are to be purified for human
consumption in accordance with Section 5700. The State Department of
Health Services shall adopt such rules and regulations as are
necessary to implement this section.
If examinations are conducted by the State Department of
Health Services pursuant to this article for purposes of certifying
the quality of shellfish-growing waters, certification of water
quality shall be commenced within 30 days and completed within six
months of the filing of an application by an aquaculturist.
Any person who moves any native mollusks taken under
regulations of the commission from Districts 12 and 13 for purposes
of purification for human consumption shall pay a royalty, as the
commission may prescribe, of not less than two cents ($0.02) per
pound of mollusks so taken.