Article 3. Other Appliances of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 6. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 3.
A spade, shovel, hoe, rake, or other appliance operated by
hand may be used to take mollusks, sand crabs, and shrimps in
Districts 1, 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2, 4, 4 1/8, 4 3/4, 6, 7, 8, 9,
10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 19A, 20, 20A, and 21, except as
specified in Sections 7332 and 8303, and except that freshwater clams
shall not be taken by means of such appliances on any levee or on
the berm of any levee.
(a) Spears, harpoons, and bows and arrows may be used for
taking all varieties of skates, rays, and sharks, except soupfin
(b) This section shall become operative January 1, 1999.
Slurp guns may be used to take fish for commercial purposes
in fish and game districts 6, 7, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 20A.
(a) Powered equipment of such design as may be prescribed by
the commission may be used to take crustaceans and mollusks under a
revocable permit issued by the department and under such regulations
as the commission shall prescribe.
(b) Taking of lobster or crabs under this section is subject to
Article 5 (commencing with Section 8250) and Article 6 (commencing
with Section 8275) of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 6.
Sea urchins shall not be taken for commercial purposes except
under a valid sea urchin diving permit issued to that person that
has not been suspended or revoked, subject to regulations adopted by
the commission. Rakes, airlifts, or other handheld appliances may be
used to take sea urchins. The commission may, whenever necessary to
prevent overutilization or to ensure efficient and economic operation
of the fishery, limit the number of permits that may be issued. The
commission, as it determines appropriate to protect the resource, may
limit the number of permits either on a statewide basis or within
selected geographical areas.
The fee for a sea urchin permit authorized pursuant to
Section 9054 is three hundred thirty dollars ($330).