Article 2. General Provisions of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 6. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 2.

It is unlawful for any person to possess more than one daily bag limit of any fish taken under a license issued pursuant to Section 714 or Article 3 (commencing with Section 7145) unless authorized by regulations adopted by the commission pursuant to Section 206.
Except as otherwise provided by this code or by regulation, it is unlawful to sell or purchase any fish or amphibia taken in, or brought into, the waters of the state, or brought ashore at any point in the state. It is unlawful to buy, sell, or possess in any place of business where fish are bought, sold, or processed, any fish or amphibia taken on any boat, barge, or vessel which carries sport fishermen, except those fish may be possessed in such a place only for the purposes of canning or smoking under regulations adopted by the commission.
The department shall develop a voluntary participation program for the use of departmental observers on board vessels to monitor the taking of marlin by sportfishermen. The department shall, in accordance with Section 1012, procure insurance against the liability of the owners or operators of vessels boarded by observers in the event of injury to or death of any such observer in the course and scope of employment as an observer.