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FISH AND FISHING

Agricultural products, fish defined as, Minnesota food products logo, Minn. Rules 1550.2950

Aircraft, use, see Commercial operations under AIRCRAFT

Alewives, defined as protected wild animals, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Alewives

Commercial fishing

Lake Superior, Minn. Rules 6260.1800

Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0600

Regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

Amur sleeper, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Angling

Aquaculture brood stock, taking by angling, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4992

Aquatic farm waters, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4983

Canada, fish taken in, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.531

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Equipment, possession while netting whitefish and ciscoes, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.805

Game and fish expedited permanent rules concerning, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.027

Importation from Ontario, limits, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.531

Licenses, see Angling under FISHING LICENSES

Lines and hooks, number, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.315

Nets for landing fish, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.345

Private fish hatcheries, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.025, 2018 97C.211

Restrictions while spearing, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.371

Seasons, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.385, 2018 97C.395

Trout and salmon stamp validation, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.305

Trout streams, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.021

Unattended lines, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.321

Angling

Commercial fishing, angling licenses, Minn. Rules 6260.0200

Largemouth bass, experimental regulations, Minn. Rules 6264.0300

Tackle, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Trout, Square Lake, Minn. Rules 6264.0400

Aquacultural products for sale, defined as agricultural products, Minn. Statutes 2018 273.13

Aquaculture, see AQUACULTURE

Aquarium fish, transportation, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985

Aquatic life

Aquaculture, see Private aquatic life under AQUACULTURE

Fish defined as, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4982

Aquatic management areas, permitted activity, Minn. Rules 6270.0200

Aquatic management areas

Criteria for establishment, Minn. Statutes 2018 86A.06

Funding for, State Lottery revenues, in lieu sales taxes, Minn. Statutes 2018 297A.94

Land acquisition for critical aquatic habitat, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.02

Archery

Boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200 to 6266.0700

Rough fish, Minn. Rules 6262.0600, 6262.0700, 6262.0750

Artificial lights, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.335

Bait, see BAIT

Bass, see BASS

Bighead carp, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Black carp, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Bluegill, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Bluegills, Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0500

Boats

Charters, fishing guides, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.311

Dragging anchor through vegetation, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.601

Motorboats, in spawning beds and fish preserves, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.025

Watercraft titling, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2018 86B.820

Boundary Waters Canoe Area, fish houses or dark houses, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.361

Boundary waters, see International waters under this topic

Boundary waters

Generally, Minn. Rules 6266.0100

Minnesota-Canada boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0700

Minnesota-Iowa boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200

Minnesota-North Dakota boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0300

Minnesota-South Dakota boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0400

Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0500, 6266.0600

Walleye, length limits, Minn. Rules 6264.0300

Bow fishing

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.376

Uncased bows, transporting, Minn. Statutes 2018 97B.055

Bowfin, boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200 to 6266.0700

Bowfin, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Bowfishing, see Archery under this topic

Breeding, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.201, 2018 97C.205

Brook trout, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.395

Brown trout, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.395

Buffalo, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Bullheads, limits, Minn. Rules 6262.0600, 6262.0650

Bullheads, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4984, 2018 84D.03, 2018 97A.015

Burbot, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Camps, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Canada, fish taken in, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.531

Canned tuna, see CANNED TUNA

Carcasses, see CARCASSES

Carp, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4984, 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.341, 2018 97C.521

Catching or harvesting, fish received by food and beverage service establishments, Minn. Rules 4626.0145

Catfish, see CATFISH

Certifiable diseases, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.203, 2018 97C.391, 2018 97C.515, 2018 97C.821

Charitable contributions of fish, fishing contests, Minn. Rules 6212.2600

Chemicals, taking fish with, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.335

Chubs, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Ciscoes, see CISCOES

Clams, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Commercial fishing, see COMMERCIAL FISHING

Commercial production, facilities, defined as agricultural resource projects, Minn. Statutes 2018 41A.02

Comminuted products, defined, Minn. Rules 4626.0020

Common carp, regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

Confiscation, equipment, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.221

Consolidated conservation areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 84A.32

Constitutional protections, Minn. Const. art 13 s 12

Consumption of fish, on docked watercraft or on the ice, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Consumption, advisories, languages, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.043

Containers, denatured fish, Minn. Rules 1545.2060

Contests, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.081

Contests

Boat ramps, Minn. Rules 6212.2700

Boats, Minn. Rules 6212.2525, 6212.2700

Drawings or raffles, Minn. Rules 6212.2700

Equipment, Minn. Rules 6212.2525

Fish taken, charitable gifts of, Minn. Rules 6212.2600

Limits on fish possession, Minn. Rules 6212.2600

Parking restrictions, Minn. Rules 6212.2700

Permits, Minn. Rules 6212.2400, 6212.2525

Removal of debris, Minn. Rules 6212.2700

Reports about, Minn. Rules 6212.2800

Rules, Minn. Rules 6212.2400

Weigh-ins, restrictions, Minn. Rules 6212.2525

Contraband, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Crappies, seasons and limits

Boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200 to 6266.0700

Conservation lakes, Minn. Rules 6262.0575

Experimental waters, restrictions, Minn. Rules 6264.0300

Inland waters, Minn. Rules 6262.0200

Restricted harvest lakes, Minn. Rules 6264.0400

Size limits, experimental waters, Minn. Rules 6264.0300

Special management waters, Minn. Rules 6264.0400

Crappies

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Lake of the Woods, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.825

Rainy Lake, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.825

Seasons, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.395

Crayfish, Minn. Statutes 2018 84D.03, 2018 97C.871

Crayfish

Bait, using crayfish for, Minn. Rules 6259.0200, 6259.0800

Disposal, dead crayfish, Minn. Rules 6259.0400

Harvesting, Eurasian water milfoil infested waters, restrictions, Minn. Rules 6216.0400

Importing, restrictions, Minn. Rules 6259.0600

Permits

Commercial use, Minn. Rules 6259.0900, 6259.1000

Importing, Minn. Rules 6259.0600

Importing, for aquarium sales, Minn. Rules 6259.0200, 6259.1000

Rusty crayfish, regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

Sale, Minn. Rules 6259.0200, 6259.0800

Taking

Commercial use, Minn. Rules 6259.0900, 6259.1000

Gear, Minn. Rules 6259.0100

Licenses, personal use, Minn. Rules 6259.0800

Marking requirements, Minn. Rules 6259.0100

Personal use, Minn. Rules 6259.0800

Seasons, Minn. Rules 6259.0100

Size restrictions, Minn. Rules 6259.0100

Transportation, prohibitions, Minn. Rules 6259.0500

Traps, tending, Minn. Rules 6259.0300

Violations and penalties, Minn. Rules 6259.0700

Crucian carp, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Culling, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Dark houses, see DARK HOUSES

Data, private fish hatcheries, production, harvest, and sales data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.211

Dead fish, removal, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.055

Definitions

Aquaculture Development Act, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.47, 2018 17.4982

Classification of property, Minn. Statutes 2018 273.13

Consolidated Food Licensing Law, Minn. Statutes 2018 28A.03

Game and fish law, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Private fish hatcheries, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.211

Definitions

Fish processing establishments, Minn. Rules 1545.2840

Food code, Minn. Rules 4626.0020

Meat, fish, and poultry industry, Minn. Rules 1545.3130

Minnesota food products logo, Minn. Rules 1550.2950

"Minnesota grown" labeling statements, Minn. Rules 1556.0110

Denatured fish

Fish unfit for human food, Minn. Rules 1545.2050

Packing boxes and containers, Minn. Rules 1545.2060

Designated special management waters, restrictions, Minn. Rules 6264.0400

Designated trout lake or stream, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Designated waters, application of law, Minn. Rules 6264.0025

Destruction, compensation paid to state, Minn. Statutes 2018 35.95

Dip nets, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.345, 2018 97C.351

Disabled persons, crossbow fishing, Minn. Statutes 2018 97B.106

Diseases, viral hemorrhagic septicemia, susceptible areas, bait harvesting, Minn. Rules 6254.0600, 6262.0576, 6262.0577

Diseases

Catfish, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4982, 2018 17.4985, 2018 17.4986

Certifiable diseases, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.203, 2018 97C.391, 2018 97C.515, 2018 97C.821

Certification, transportation permits, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985, 2018 17.4986, 2018 97C.342

Disease-free histories, importation, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4986

Disease free water bodies, certification, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.342

Emergency fish diseases, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4982, 2018 17.4991

Enzootic disease areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4982, 2018 17.4986

Fish collectors, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4982, 2018 17.4989

Inspections, see Fish health inspections under AQUACULTURE

Natural Resources Commissioner, duties regarding, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4989, 2018 97C.391, 2018 97C.515, 2018 97C.821

State hatchery products, disposal of, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.203

Viral hemorrhagic septicemia, control, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985 to 2018 17.4993, 2018 97C.342

Dogfish, bowfin, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Dressed fish

Defined, Minn. Rules 6262.3150

Patch of skin, retention, Minn. Rules 6262.3200

Drugs, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.325

Dyeing, fish unfit for human food, Minn. Rules 1545.2050

Eelpout, burbot, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Eggs

Aquatic farms, record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4984

Diseases, see same under this topic

Disposal by department, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.203

For propagation, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.825

Importation, aquaculture, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4986

Quarantine facilities, see under AQUACULTURE

Sucker eggs, for private hatcheries, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.211

Eggs

Quarantine facilities, Minn. Rules 6287.0100 to 6287.0900

Spawn bags, Minn. Rules 6262.0100, 6262.0300

Endangered fish populations, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.035

Endangered species, threatened species, and species of special concern, Minn. Rules 6134.0170, 6134.0200

Enzootic disease areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4982, 2018 17.4986

Equipment

Bait, see BAIT

Confiscation and seizure, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.221

Inspections, refusal to submit, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.251

Tackle shop signs, Minn. Statutes 2018 160.292, 2018 160.295

Equipment

Fishing contests, Minn. Rules 6212.2525

Harpooning equipment, Minn. Rules 6262.0600

South Dakota boundary waters, restrictions, Minn. Rules 6266.0400

Wisconsin boundary waters, commercial fishing, Minn. Rules 6266.0600

Eurasian minnow, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Eurasian water milfoil infested waters, restrictions, Minn. Rules 6216.0400

European perch, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Experimental waters, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.001, 2018 97C.007, 2018 97C.205

Experimental waters

Possession of fish on, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Seasons and limits, Minn. Rules 6264.0300

Explosives, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.035, 2018 97C.325

Family fishing lakes, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.005

Federal laws and regulations, incorporation by reference, Minn. Statutes 2018 31.101

Fertilizers, endangerment, prevention, Minn. Statutes 2018 18C.201

Fillets

Defined, Minn. Rules 6262.3150

Number per fish, restrictions, Minn. Rules 6262.3200

Fines, muskellunge, illegal taking, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.335

Fish berries, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.325

Fish collectors, certification and training, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4982, 2018 17.4989

Fish health blue book

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4982

Use, fish health certification requirements, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4991

Fish health inspections, goldfish, intrastate transfer or transport, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985

Fish houses, see FISH HOUSES

Fish packers, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.475, 2018 97A.551, 2018 97C.865

Fish preserves, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.025

Fish preserves, Minn. Rules 6264.0125

Fish processing establishments, Minn. Rules 1545.2840 to 1545.3120

Fish products, definitions

Fish processing establishments, Minn. Rules 1545.2840

Meat, fish, and poultry industry, Minn. Rules 1545.3130

Fish screens

Counties, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.077

Without permit, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.075

Fish stocking

Bills of lading, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4986

Private aquatic life, see Fish stocking under AQUACULTURE

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.205

Sporting organizations, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.205

State, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.201

United States, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.077

Fish unfit for human food

Denatured fish, Minn. Rules 1545.2050

Minnesota condemned, defined, Minn. Rules 1545.2040

Fish vendors, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.475, 2018 97C.861, 2018 609B.113

Fishing camps, youth camps, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.71

Fishways over obstructions, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.071

Flathead catfish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Food and beverage service establishments, see Fish under FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS

Foodborne disease prevention, food and beverage service establishments, Minn. Rules 4626.0030 to 4626.0050

Forest campgrounds, fish cleaning, Minn. Rules 6100.1500

Forest day use areas, fish cleaning, Minn. Rules 6100.1500

Frogs, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.601, 2018 97C.605

Fry, see Importation under AQUACULTURE

Fyke nets, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.035

Gaffs, Minn. Rules 6266.0700

Game and fish laws, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.011 to 2018 97C.871

Game animals, exclusion, food code, Minn. Rules 4626.0020

Game fish, see GAME FISH

Gefilte fish, defined as comminuted products, food code, Minn. Rules 4626.0020

Gizzard shad, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.345

Goldeyes, Minn. Statutes 2018 84D.03, 2018 97A.015

Goldfish, regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

Goldfish

Defined as minnows, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Transportation, ornamental fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985

Grass carp, prohibited as nonnative species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Great Lakes Commission, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 1.21

Green sunfish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Guides, Lake Superior fishing guides

Licensing requirements, Minn. Rules 6262.3000

Record keeping requirements, Minn. Rules 6262.3050

Guides

Boats, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.311

Fish packing, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.865

Lake Superior, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.311

License fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.475

Saint Louis River estuary, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.311

Harpooning, rough fish, Minn. Rules 6262.0600, 6262.0700, 6262.0750

Harpooning, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.381

Hatcheries, aeration systems, see PUBLIC WATERS

Hatcheries, private, see Private fish hatcheries under this topic

Hooks

Angling hooks, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.315

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.331

Hooks

Number, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Turtle hooks, Minn. Rules 6256.0500

Hoop nets, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.035

Hours, angling hours, generally, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Ice fishing

Contests, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.081

Lines, number, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.315

Natural Resources Department authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.385

Nonmotorized devices with recoil mechanism, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.325

Parties, limits, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.305

Spearing, season, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.371

Tip-ups, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.321, 2018 97C.325

Unattended lines, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.321

Identity and identification, fish unfit for human food, Minn. Rules 1545.2050

Immediately released fish, definition, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Importation

Aquaculture, see Importation under AQUACULTURE

Genetically altered fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.497

Standards, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.211

Importing, permit requirements, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Indians, treaty rights, see Indian treaties, hunting and fishing rights, settlement agreements under TREATIES

Inedible parts, possession, transportation, or sale, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.512

Inspections

Fish health inspections, gold fish, intrastate transfer or transport, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985

Fishery products, rulemaking, incorporation of federal regulations, Minn. Statutes 2018 31.101

Inspections, Minn. Rules 1545.2840

International waters

Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.361

Commercial fishing, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.825

International boundary waters, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.045

Limits, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.531

Invasive carp, reports about, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.417

Koi, regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

Labels and labeling

Denatured fish, Minn. Rules 1545.2060

"Featuring" labeling statements, Minn. Rules 1556.0100 to 1556.0170

"Minnesota grown" labeling statements, see under FOOD

Lake herrings, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Lake improvement districts

Appropriateness of proposed purposes, Minn. Rules 6115.0960

Compliance with other laws, Minn. Rules 6115.0980

Preservation, purposes, Minn. Rules 6115.0950

Preventing degradation, Minn. Rules 6115.0940

Lake whitefish, see LAKE WHITEFISH

Largescale silver carp, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Lawful possession from nonstate jurisdictions, documentation, Minn. Rules 6200.0200

Leech Lake Reservation, special restrictions, Minn. Rules 6262.0800

Leeches, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.501

Length

Licensed fish packers, packing and labeling, Minn. Rules 6262.3250

Restrictions on transportation and possession, Minn. Rules 6262.3200

Licensed fish packers, Minn. Rules 6262.3250

Licensed waters, aquatic farms, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4983, 2018 17.4984

Licenses

Fish packers, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.865

Private hatcheries, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.211

Sucker eggs, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.211

Taking fish, see FISHING LICENSES

Lights, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.335

Lime, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.325

Limits

Fishing parties, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.317

Lake of the Woods, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.825

Natural Resources Department authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.401

Ontario, fish taken in, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.531

Rainy Lake, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.825

Lines, boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200 to 6266.0700

Lines

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.315

Snaglines, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.331

Trot lines, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.321, 2018 97C.325

Unattended lines, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.321

Live well sorting, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Longear sunfish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Madtoms, tadpole, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Madtoms, tadpole, Minn. Rules 6262.0575

Management

Fish and wildlife management plan, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.941, 2018 84.942

Game and fish expedited permanent rules, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.027

Special fish management tags, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.551, 2018 97C.085, 2018 97C.087

Manure, aquatic farms, storage, handling, and disposal, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4999

Measurement, length, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.327

Minnesota condemned, defined, fish processing establishments, Minn. Rules 1545.2840

Minnesota retained, defined, fish processing establishments, Minn. Rules 1545.2840

Minnow dealers, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4988, 2018 97A.475, 2018 97C.501

Minnow haulers, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.475

Minnow retailers, see Retailers under MINNOWS

Minnows, see MINNOWS

Misrepresentation, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.861, 2018 609B.113

Mississippi River, rough fish, taking, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.801

Mooneyes, Minn. Statutes 2018 84D.03, 2018 97A.015

Mudminnows, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Muskellunge, see MUSKELLUNGE

Mussels, see MUSSELS

Natural habitat

Acquisition by Natural Resources Department, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.943, 2018 84.944

Protecting, fishing restrictions, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.325

Reinvest in Minnesota resources fund, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.95

Natural Resources Department, rulemaking authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.027

Nets and netting

Bait fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.342

Cast nets, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.345

Commercial fish, Mississippi River, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.801

Dip nets, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.345, 2018 97C.351

Fyke nets, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.035

Hoop nets, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.035

Lake of the Woods, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.825

License exemption, youth, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.451

License requirements, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.301

Namakan Lake, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.831

Prohibition, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.325

Rainbow smelt, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.345

Rainy Lake, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.825

Restrictions, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.345

Sand Point Lake, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.831

Seines, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.035, 2018 97C.345, 2018 97C.511

Tag requirement, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.351

Nets

Commercial fishing, Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0600

Dip nets, rough fish, Minn. Rules 6262.0600, 6262.0650

Gill nets

Boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0600

Marking, Minn. Rules 6262.3100

Whitefish and ciscoes, Minn. Rules 6262.0800, 6262.0850

Marking, Minn. Rules 6262.3100

Rough fish, Minn. Rules 6262.0600, 6262.0700

Seines

Commercial fishing, Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0600

Marking, Minn. Rules 6262.3100

Rough fish, Minn. Rules 6262.0600

Nett Lake, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.855

Night bowfishing, see Archery under this topic

No fishing signs, Minn. Statutes 2018 97B.001

Nonindigenous species, definitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4982

Nonindigenous strains, definitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4982

Nonnative aquatic species, waters containing, commercial fishing in, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.821

Nonnative species, regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

Nonresidents, spearing from fish houses or dark houses, Minn. Rules 6262.0600

Nonresidents

Harpooning, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.381

Rough fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.375

Spearing, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.371, 2018 97C.375

Northern pike, see NORTHERN PIKE

Northern snakehead fish, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Open season, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97A.021, 2018 97C.395

Orange spotted sunfish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Oriental weatherfish, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Ornamental fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985

Packing of fish, boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0100

Packing

Fish packers, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.475, 2018 97C.865

Preparation and packing for transportation, rules, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.551

Paddlefish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.411

Parties, limits, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.317

Peatland scientific and natural areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.035

Perch, seasons, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.395

Permits

Aquaculture brood stock, taking by angling, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4992

Importation, minnows, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.515

Transportation, minnows, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.515

Permits, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Pesticides, use, violations, Minn. Statutes 2018 18B.07

Pike, see PIKE (ESOCIDAE)

Piscicides

Aquatic farms, approval, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4984

Permit to use, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.051

Sale of fish before use of, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4983

Poisons

Piscicides, see same under this topic

Prohibition, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.325

Policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.941

Possession of fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.501, 2018 97A.505, 2018 97A.531, 2018 97C.205

Possession of fish

Boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0100

Defined, Minn. Rules 6262.0500

Generally, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Minnesota-South Dakota boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0400

Private aquatic life, fish defined as, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.47

Private fish hatcheries, regulation of operations, Minn. Rules 6250.0101

Private fish hatcheries

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.211

Fishing prohibitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.025

Game fish, brood stock, purchase, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4992

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4984, 2018 97A.475, 2018 97C.211, 2018 97C.342

Minnows, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.515

Production, harvest, and sales data, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.211

State hatchery products, disposal of, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.203

Violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4998, 2018 97A.421, 2018 609B.103

Processing establishments, Minn. Rules 1545.2840 to 1545.3120

Processing, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Prohibited invasive species, definitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4982

Prussian carp, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Public water reserves, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.101

Pumpkinseed, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Rainbow smelt, regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

Rainbow smelt, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.041, 2018 383C.79

Raw fish, prepared food, exception, sales and use taxes, Minn. Statutes 2018 297A.61

Readily perishable food, fish defined as, Minn. Statutes 2018 28A.03

Ready-to-eat seafood, prepared food, exception, sales and use taxes, Minn. Statutes 2018 297A.61

Red Lake Game Preserve, Minn. Statutes 2018 84A.02

Red Lake, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.855

Redhorse

Limits, Minn. Rules 6262.0650

Seasons and limits

Boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200 to 6266.0700

Inland waters, Minn. Rules 6262.0200

Regulated invasive species, nonindigenous species defined as, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4982

Regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

Rehabilitation, wild animals, Minn. Rules 6244.0100 to 6244.2000

Rescue, endangered populations, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.035

Restitution value, Minn. Rules 6133.0010 to 6133.0090

Restricted harvest lakes, Minn. Rules 6264.0400

Restricted waters, Minn. Rules 6262.0575

Roach, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Rough fish, see ROUGH FISH

Round goby, prohibited as nonnative species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Rudd, prohibited as nonnative species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Ruffe

Commercial fishing, Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0600

Prohibited as nonnative species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Sales and use taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 297A.67

Sales and use taxes, exemptions, Minn. Rules 8130.4700

Sales, fish unfit for human food, sale for animal food, Minn. Rules 1545.2050

Sales

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.391

Lakefish and ciscoes, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.805

Nonnative fish, aquarium facility licenses, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4988

Unlawful buying or selling, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.325

Salmon, see SALMON

Salmonids

Containment facilities, see Aquatic farms under AQUACULTURE

Diseases, see same under this topic

Sauger, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.395

Scientific and natural areas, environmental protection, Minn. Rules 6136.0400

Scientific and natural areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.093

Sea lamprey, prohibited as nonnative species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Seasons and limits

Boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200 to 6266.0700

Closed seasons, generally, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Mille Lacs Lake, modification to accommodate harvest by Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa, Minn. Rules 6262.0575, 6264.0400

Restricted harvest lakes, Minn. Rules 6264.0400

Seasons

Angling, species, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.395

Experimental waters, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.001

Natural Resources Department, authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.385

Open season, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97A.021

Piscicides, waters to be treated with, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.051

Spearing, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.371

Species of fish, see specific index headings

Seines

Minnows, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.345, 2018 97C.511

Prohibition, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.035

Seizure of equipment, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.221

Set lines, rough fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.801

Sheepshead, Minn. Statutes 2018 84D.03, 2018 97A.015

Sheepshead

Archery, boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200 to 6266.0700

Seasons and limits, inland waters, Minn. Rules 6262.0200

Shellfish, see SHELLFISH

Shelters, boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200 to 6266.0500, 6266.0700

Shipping fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.551

Signs

No fishing, Minn. Statutes 2018 97B.001

Tackle shops, Minn. Statutes 2018 160.292, 2018 160.295

Silver carp, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Size limits, measurement, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.327

Smelt

Bait, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.341, 2018 97C.342

Lake Superior, sales, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.391

Rainbow smelt, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.041, 2018 383C.79

Smoked fish, defined, Minn. Rules 1545.3130

Smoking establishments, Minn. Rules 1545.3130 to 1545.3170

Snares, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.325

Spawning areas

Fill in public waters, permits, Minn. Rules 6115.0190 to 6115.0192

Structures, Minn. Rules 6115.0210 to 6115.0212

Spawning beds, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.025

Spawning beds, Minn. Rules 6264.0125

Spearing

Angling while, restrictions on, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.371

License, see Spearing under FISHING LICENSES

Natural Resources Department, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.385

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.371, 2018 97C.375

Restrictions, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.345, 2018 97C.371

Rough fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.371, 2018 97C.375

Season, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.371

Species, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.371

Spearing

Boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200 to 6266.0700

Designated special management waters, restrictions, Minn. Rules 6264.0400

Minnesota-South Dakota boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0300, 6266.0400

Rough fish, Minn. Rules 6262.0600, 6262.0700, 6262.0750

Special fish management species

Tags, Minn. Rules 6262.1000

Transportation, Minn. Rules 6262.3200

Special management waters, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.005, 2018 97C.007, 2018 97C.205

Special management waters

Possession of fish on, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Seasons and limits, Minn. Rules 6264.0400

Sperm

Aquatic farms, record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4984

Importation, see under AQUACULTURE

Splake, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.395

Stamps

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.405, 2018 97A.475

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.045, 2018 97A.405

Revenues, use, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.075

State fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 1.146

State parks, restrictions, Minn. Rules 6100.1500

Stocking of fish, see Fish stocking under this topic

Stocking, live fish, permit requirements, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Stone moroko, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Stonecats, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Stonecats, Minn. Rules 6262.0575

Sturgeon

Game fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.825

Restrictions, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.411

Suckers, see SUCKERS (FISH)

Suckers

Limits, Minn. Rules 6262.0650

Transportation, Minn. Rules 6262.0600

Summary of laws, distribution, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.051

Sunfish, see SUNFISH

Tackle shops, signs, Minn. Statutes 2018 160.292, 2018 160.295

Tackle, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Tadpole madtoms, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Tadpole madtoms, Minn. Rules 6262.0575

Tags, special fish management species, Minn. Rules 6262.1000

Tags

Permits, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.085

Special fish management tags, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.551, 2018 97C.085, 2018 97C.087

Take a Kid Fishing Weekends, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.445

Take a Mom Fishing Weekend, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.445

Taking

Fish received by food and beverage service establishments, Minn. Rules 4626.0145

Restricted waters, Minn. Rules 6262.0575

Tilapia, regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

Tip-ups, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.321, 2018 97C.325

Toxicants, release, insurance, Minn. Rules 6212.2900, 6212.3000

Transportation of fish

Boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0100

Bullheads, Minn. Rules 6262.0600

Definitions, Minn. Rules 6262.3150

Exemption from requirements, Minn. Rules 6262.3300

Labeling, Minn. Rules 6262.3250

Packing, Minn. Rules 6262.3200, 6262.3250

Permit requirements, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Special fish management species, Minn. Rules 6262.3200

Statewide length limits, restrictions on transportation, Minn. Rules 6262.3200

Suckers, Minn. Rules 6262.0600

Wrapping, Minn. Rules 6262.3200

Transportation

Aquaculture, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985 to 2018 17.4987, 2018 17.4996

Aquarium fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985

Commercial fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.821

Fish stocking, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4986

Minors, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.205

Ornamental fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985

Permits, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985, 2018 97A.551

Preparation and packing, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.551

Restrictions on, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.205

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.205

Vehicles, licensing, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985

Traps, rough fish, Minn. Rules 6262.0600

Traps

Minnows, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.345

Prohibition, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.325

Trespass

Criminal penalties, license revocation, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.315

Summary of laws, contents, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.051

Trophy lakes, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.005

Trot lines, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.325

Trout streams, see TROUT STREAMS

Trout, see TROUT (SALMONINAE)

Tubenose goby, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Tullibee, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Tuna, see CANNED TUNA

Turtles, see TURTLES

Unattended lines, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.321

Undressed fish, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

United States agents, fishery operations, permits, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.215

Utility crossings, public waters

Construction methods, Minn. Rules 6135.1300

Right-of-way maintenance, Minn. Rules 6135.1500

Vendors

License fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.475

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.861, 2018 609B.113

Vehicles, licenses, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985

Violations and penalties

Alteration of a license, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.311

Burden of proof, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.255

Chemicals, taking fish with, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.335

Citations for, conservation officers, quotas, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.0285

Conviction, effects, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97A.421

Fish collectors, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4989

Game and fish laws, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.021

Gross over limits, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.338

Illegal devices, taking fish with, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.335

Licenses seized, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.420

Muskellunge, illegal taking, fine, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.335

Private fish hatcheries, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4998, 2018 97A.421, 2018 609B.103

Prosecution, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.255

Restitution, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.341

Rewards for information, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.245

Separate offenses, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.255

Shelters on ice, Minn. Statutes 2018 97C.355

Statutes of limitations, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.255

Trespass, criminal penalties, license revocation, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.315

Viral hemorrhagic septicemia, control, Minn. Statutes 2018 17.4985 to 2018 17.4993

Viral hemorrhagic septicemia, susceptible areas, bait harvesting, Minn. Rules 6254.0600, 6262.0576, 6262.0577

Walleye, see WALLEYE

Warmouth, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Water appropriation and impoundments

Field investigations, Minn. Rules 6115.0790

Permits, review of data in applications, Minn. Rules 6115.0670

Water level controls, Minn. Rules 6115.0220, 6115.0222

Waters

Carcinogens in water, protection from, Minn. Rules 7050.0218, 7050.0219

Closed to fishing, lists, Minn. Rules 6262.0500

Crossing public waters, detriments, Minn. Rules 6115.0230 to 6115.0232

Ecology, excavation, Minn. Rules 6115.0200 to 6115.0202

Eutrophication, water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0220

Fill, Minn. Rules 6115.0190 to 6115.0192

Structures, Minn. Rules 6115.0210 to 6115.0212

Water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0140, 7050.0150, 7050.0218, 7050.0219, 7050.0222, 7050.0224

Wels catfish, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Western mosquitofish, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

White perch, prohibited as nonnative species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Whitefish, see LAKE WHITEFISH

Wildlife management areas, generally, Minn. Rules 6230.0250

Wildlife management areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 86A.05, 2018 97A.137

Willow cats, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015

Winter kill, dredging, Minn. Rules 6115.0200 to 6115.0202

Yellow perch, Minn. Statutes 2018 97A.015, 2018 97C.395

Zander, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250