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                            CHAPTER 460-H.F.No. 1936 
                  An act relating to game and fish; requiring return to 
                  the water of fish snagged in certain waters; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 97C.331. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 
        97C.331, is amended to read: 
           97C.331 [SNAGGING FISH PROHIBITED.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL PROHIBITION.] A person may not: 
           (1) intentionally take fish by snagging; or 
           (2) use a snagline, snagpole, snaghook, or cluster of fish 
        hooks, designed to be placed in or drawn through the water to 
        hook the body of a fish.  
           Subd. 2.  [PROHIBITION ON LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBUTARIES.] On 
        tributaries to Lake Superior below the posted boundaries, and on 
        tributaries to Lake Superior with no posted boundaries, a fish 
        that is hooked in any part of the body except in the mouth must 
        be immediately unhooked and returned to the water. 
           Presented to the governor April 14, 1994 
           Signed by the governor April 18, 1994, 3:14 p.m.