Article 8. Reduction Permits of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 6. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 8.
The commission may grant a permit, subject to such
regulations as it may prescribe, to take and use fish by a reduction
or extraction process.
No reduction of fish shall be permitted which may tend to
deplete the species, or result in waste or deterioration of fish.
No permit shall be issued except after a public hearing and a
finding by the commission that the granting thereof would promote
the economic utilization of the fish resources of the State in the
public interest. In making such finding the commission shall take
into consideration the interest of the people of the State in the
utilization and conservation of the fish supply and all economic and
other factors relating thereto, including the efficient and
economical operation of reduction plants.
A hearing pursuant to this article shall be held within 30
days after application for a permit, upon such notice as the
commission shall prescribe. The commission may extend such a hearing
from time to time for a total period of not more than 30 days.
The commission shall, whenever necessary to prevent
overexpansion, to insure the efficient and economical operation of
reduction plants, or to otherwise carry out the provisions of this
article, limit the total number of permits which are granted.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code or
regulation adopted pursuant to this code, the director or a
representative appointed by the director, may, without notice or a
hearing, grant a license to a fish reduction plant to dispose of dead
or dying fish. The license may be immediately issued by the director
or the director's representative whenever that person determines, in
that person's discretion, that an emergency situation exists. The
estimated tonnage to be reduced shall be specified as a limit in the
Nothing in this article restricts the power of any court in
any proceeding relating to any matter arising out of the provisions
of this article.