Article 5. Sturgeon of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 6. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 5.
(a) It is unlawful to take or possess for commercial
purposes, buy or sell, or offer to buy or sell, a whole sturgeon, or
part of a sturgeon, including, but not limited to, its eggs, except
(1) A sturgeon, part of a sturgeon, or sturgeon eggs, taken or
possessed by, and the cultured progeny of, an aquaculturist who is
registered under Section 15101, may be bought or sold subject to
regulations of the commission.
(2) A sturgeon, part of a sturgeon, or sturgeon eggs, taken
commercially in another state that permits the sale of sturgeon, and
lawfully imported under Section 2363, may be possessed, bought, or
(3) Sturgeon, or part of a sturgeon, taken pursuant to a sport
fishing license, that is processed in accordance with Section 7230.
(b) For purposes of this section, it is prima facie evidence that
a sturgeon or part of a sturgeon is possessed for commercial
purposes, if the possession is more than two times the sport bag