as introduced - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to game and fish; prohibiting taking fish 1.3 with underwater video cameras; amending Minnesota 1.4 Statutes 1996, section 97C.325. 1.5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.6 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 97C.325, is 1.7 amended to read: 1.8 97C.325 [PROHIBITED METHODS OF TAKING FISH.] 1.9 (a) Except as specifically authorized, a person may not 1.10 take fish with: 1.11 (1) explosives, chemicals, drugs, poisons, lime, medicated 1.12 bait, fish berries, or other similar substances; 1.13 (2) substances or devices that kill, stun, or affect the 1.14 nervous system of fish; 1.15 (3) the use of an underwater video camera; 1.16 (4) nets, traps, trot lines, or snares; or 1.17
(4)(5) spring devices that impale, hook, or capture fish. 1.18 (b) If a person possesses a substance or device listed in 1.19 paragraph (a) on waters, shores, or islands, it is presumptive 1.20 evidence that the person is in violation of this section. 1.21 (c) The commissioner may, by rule, allow the use of a 1.22 nonmotorized device with a recoil mechanism to take fish through 1.23 the ice.