Article 10. Fresh-water Fish Generally of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 6. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 10.
Except as otherwise provided in this article, it is unlawful
to sell or purchase any species of trout.
Dolly Varden or steelhead trout from without the State may be
possessed and sold within the State when they are inspected and
tagged in accordance with regulations prescribed by the commission.
The cost of such inspection and tagging shall be paid by the person
submitting the trout for such inspection and tagging.
Steelhead trout from without the State may not be sold or
possessed in District 1 1/2 in excess of the daily bag limit on
steelhead trout for that district.
Nothing in this article applies to trout grown pursuant to
Division 12 (commencing with Section 15000).
It is unlawful to sell or purchase any fresh, canned, or
cured fish taken in the Klamath River District or in the waters of
the Smith River.
No catfish may be sold, except catfish imported from without
the state or catfish grown pursuant to Division 12 (commencing with
Except as provided in Section 8436.5, fish of the family
Centrarchidae (Sacramento perch, crappie, black bass, and sunfish)
shall not be taken or possessed for commercial purposes, sold, or
purchased, other than fish that are cultured pursuant to Division 12
(commencing with Section 15000).
Notwithstanding Section 8436, the commission shall adopt
regulations which authorize the importation and sale of dead fish of
the family Centrarchidae if the fish have been lawfully taken outside
of California, they have been taken in another state or foreign
country that permits their sale, and they are brought into California
with a bill of lading or similar accountable documentation
specifying the origin of the fish.
The following freshwater fish may be taken for commercial
purposes pursuant to regulations adopted by the commission:
(a) Threadfin shad (Dorosoma petenense).
(b) Species of the following families:
(1) Lamprey (Petromyzontidae).
(2) Smelt (Osmeridae).
(3) Sucker (Catostomidae).
(4) Carp or minnow (Cyprinidae).
(5) Killifish (Cyprinodontidae).
(6) Livebearer (Peociliidae).
(7) Silverside (Antherinidae).
(8) Cichlid (Cichlidae).
(9) Mullet (Mudilidae).
(10) Sculpin (Cottidae).
(11) Stickleback (Casterosteidae).
(12) Goby (Gobiidae).
The commission may authorize the use of commercial fishing
gear and fishing methods to take any fish listed in Section 8437 in
those areas of the state otherwise closed to that use pursuant to