97C.345 RESTRICTIONS ON USE AND POSSESSION OF NETS AND SPEARS.
Subdivision 1. Period when use prohibited.
Except as specifically authorized, a person may
not take fish from the third Monday in February to April 30 with a spear, fish trap, net, dip net,
seine, or other device capable of taking fish.
Subd. 2. Possession.
(a) Except as specifically authorized, a person may not possess a
spear, fish trap, net, dip net, seine, or other device capable of taking fish on or near any waters.
Possession includes personal possession and in a vehicle.
(b) A person may possess spears, dip nets, bows and arrows, and spear guns allowed under
on or near waters between sunrise and sunset from May 1 to the last Sunday
in February, or as otherwise prescribed by the commissioner.
Subd. 3. Dip nets.
A person may possess and use a dip net between one hour before sunrise
and one hour after sunset from May 1 to the third Sunday in February.
Subd. 4. Exceptions.
Subdivisions 1 to 3 do not apply to:
(1) nets used to take rainbow smelt during the open season;
(2) nets used to land game fish taken by angling;
(3) seines or traps used for the taking of minnows for bait;
(4) nets, seines, or traps possessed and used under an aquatic farm license; and
(5) angling equipment.
Subd. 5. Rules.
The commissioner may adopt rules to regulate the use of nets to take fish.
History: 1986 c 386 art 3 s 31; 1987 c 149 art 1 s 52,53; 1992 c 566 s 20; 1993 c 231 s
57,58; 1Sp1995 c 1 s 36-38; 2005 c 146 s 45