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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

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

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

Aquatic management areas, permitted activity, Minn. Rules 6270.0200

Archery

Boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200 to 6266.0700

Rough fish, Minn. Rules 6262.0600, 6262.0700, 6262.0750

Bait, see BAIT

Bass, see BASS

Bighead carp, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Black carp, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

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

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

Bowfin, boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200 to 6266.0700

Bowfishing, see Archery under this topic

Bullheads, limits, Minn. Rules 6262.0600, 6262.0650

Canned tuna, see CANNED TUNA

Carcasses, see CARCASSES

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

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

Ciscoes, see CISCOES

Commercial fishing, see COMMERCIAL FISHING

Commercial game animals, exclusion, food code, Minn. Rules 4626.0020

Comminuted products, defined, Minn. Rules 4626.0020

Common carp, regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

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

Containers, denatured fish, Minn. Rules 1545.2060

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

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

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

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 waters, application of law, Minn. Rules 6264.0025

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

Dressed fish

Defined, Minn. Rules 6262.3150

Patch of skin, retention, Minn. Rules 6262.3200

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

Eggs

Quarantine facilities, Minn. Rules 6287.0100 to 6287.0900

Spawn bags, Minn. Rules 6262.0100, 6262.0300

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

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

Possession of fish on, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Seasons and limits, Minn. Rules 6264.0300

Fillets

Defined, Minn. Rules 6262.3150

Number per fish, restrictions, Minn. Rules 6262.3200

Fish houses, see FISH HOUSES

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 unfit for human food

Denatured fish, Minn. Rules 1545.2050

Minnesota condemned, defined, Minn. Rules 1545.2040

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

Gaffs, Minn. Rules 6266.0700

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

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

Goldfish, regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

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

Guides, Lake Superior fishing guides

Licensing requirements, Minn. Rules 6262.3000

Record keeping requirements, Minn. Rules 6262.3050

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

Hatcheries, aeration systems, see PUBLIC WATERS

Hooks

Number, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Turtle hooks, Minn. Rules 6256.0500

Hours, angling hours, generally, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

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

Importing, permit requirements, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Inspections, Minn. Rules 1545.2840

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 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

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

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

Lines, boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0200 to 6266.0700

Live well sorting, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Madtoms, tadpole, Minn. Rules 6262.0575

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

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

Mussels, see MUSSELS

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

Night bowfishing, see Archery under this topic

Nonnative species, regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

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

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

Oriental weatherfish, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Packing of fish, boundary waters, Minn. Rules 6266.0100

Permits, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

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 fish hatcheries, regulation of operations, Minn. Rules 6250.0101

Processing establishments, Minn. Rules 1545.2840 to 1545.3120

Prussian carp, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Rainbow smelt, regulated invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

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, Minn. Rules 6216.0260

Rehabilitation, wild animals, Minn. Rules 6244.0100 to 6244.2000

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

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. Rules 8130.4700

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

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

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

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

Silver carp, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Smoked fish, defined, Minn. Rules 1545.3130

Smoking establishments, Minn. Rules 1545.3130 to 1545.3170

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. Rules 6264.0125

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

Possession of fish on, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Seasons and limits, Minn. Rules 6264.0400

State parks, restrictions, Minn. Rules 6100.1500

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

Stone moroko, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Stonecats, Minn. Rules 6262.0575

Suckers

Limits, Minn. Rules 6262.0650

Transportation, Minn. Rules 6262.0600

Tackle, Minn. Rules 6262.0100

Tadpole madtoms, Minn. Rules 6262.0575

Tags, special fish management species, Minn. Rules 6262.1000

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

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

Traps, rough fish, Minn. Rules 6262.0600

Trout streams, see TROUT STREAMS

Trout, see TROUT (SALMONINAE)

Tubenose goby, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

Tuna, see CANNED TUNA

Turtles, see TURTLES

Utility crossings, public waters

Construction methods, Minn. Rules 6135.1300

Right-of-way maintenance, Minn. Rules 6135.1500

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

Walleye, see WALLEYE

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

Wildlife management areas, generally, Minn. Rules 6230.0250

Winter kill, dredging, Minn. Rules 6115.0200 to 6115.0202

Zander, prohibited invasive species, Minn. Rules 6216.0250

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