Article 1. General Provisions of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 6. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 1.

It is unlawful to place, plant, or cause to be placed or planted, in any of the waters of this State, any live fish, any fresh or salt water animal, or any aquatic plant, whether taken without or within the State, without first submitting it for inspection to, and securing the written permission of, the department.
In addition to Section 6400, it is unlawful to transport or possess any live white bass (Marone chrysops), whether taken within or without the state, unless it is first submitted for inspection to, and written permission is obtained from, the department.
Any person may, under the terms of a permit first obtained from the department, under regulations the commission may prescribe, purchase or receive live fish from any registered aquaculturist, and may stock the fish in a stream or a lake.
The department may plant fish in streams passing through, or in lakes on, land on which is located a youth camp for underprivileged children.
This chapter does not apply to activities governed by Division 12 (commencing with Section 15000).