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Old 08-18-2006, 07:13 AM   #1
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Fish Legal or Illegal - How do I find out?

I live in the USA and was wondering if there is a site or resource that any of you guys know of or use to determine if a particular fish is legal or illegal to possess.
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:54 AM   #2
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do a google search on fish and wildlife regulations plus your state name.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:50 AM   #3
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It varies state to state. Get on your state fish and wildlife department website, should be able to find it from there.
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:20 AM   #4
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Welcome to AA!!

Any thing that PetSmart sells is legal...

What are you looking at getting?
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:47 AM   #5
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If you live in California check here http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fishing/index.html If not then check the equivelent to your state.

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Old 08-18-2006, 11:58 AM   #6
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It also can't be on the endangered species list.
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:43 PM   #7
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Are we talking native fish here or buying fish? If you can find it in the lfs, i'm sure its legal, if your not sure, ask them.
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:12 PM   #8
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I wouldn't be so sure. I've seen freshwater stingrays for sale in hole-in-the-wall stores in Houston's westside Chinatown, and I know for a fact they're illegal in Texas.
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:47 AM   #9
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Well, if your not sure about one, i guess you could always come back here and ask lol. Or, you could call city hall, they know everything.
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Old 08-19-2006, 07:58 AM   #10
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Under normal circumstances I would not refer you to a different 'fish' site but Aquatic Predators has put together a reasonably complete list of restricted fishes for most states. Of course...such a list is only as good as the last time it was updated so it is always best to check with your state's fish and wildlife department to see if anything has changed.

Here's a link to the Restricted Fishes forum of Aquatic Predators:

http://aquaticpredators.com/forums/i...&showforum=300

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