Illegal Fish Thread

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Toirtis

Keeper of strange fishes
monkey_toes said:
I could be wrong, but I think African arowanas are now legal with no permit requirement as well.
All arowana species, except the Asian arowana, are, and always have been, legal to own throughout the USA without any special permit (although some states, such as hawaii, have restrictions on them).
 

beblondie

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This chapter cited in 7 Pa. Code § 128.102 (relating to protected designated areas).

§ 75.1. Endangered species.
(a) General. The species of fish, amphibians and reptiles listed in subsections ( and are classified endangered. The catching, taking, killing, possessing, importing to or exporting from this Commonwealth, selling, offering for sale or purchasing of any individual of these species, alive or dead, or any part thereof, without a special permit from the Executive Director is prohibited.

( Fish. The following species are endangered:
(1) Northern brook lamprey, Ichthyomyzon fossor.
(2) Shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum.
(3) Lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens.
(4) Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrhynchus.
(5) Spotted gar, Lepisosteus oculatus.
(6) Hickory shad, Alosa mediocris.
(7) Cisco, Coregonus artedi.
(8) Silver chub, Macrhybopsis storeriana.
(9) Gravel chub, Erimystax x-punctatus.
(10) Bridle shiner, Notropis bifrenatus.
(11) River shiner, Notropis blennius.
(12) Ghost shiner, Notropis buchanani.
(13) Ironcolor shiner, Notropis chalybaeus.
(14) Blackchin shiner, Notropis heterodon.
(15) Redfin shiner, Lythrurus umbratilis.
(16) Longnose sucker, Catostomus catostomus.
(17) Bigmouth buffalo, Ictiobus cyprinellus.
(18) Black bullhead, Amerius melas.
(19) Mountain madtom, Noturus eleutherus.
(20) Tadpole madtom, Noturus gyrinus.
(21) Northern madtom, Noturus stigmosus.
(22) Burbot, Lota lota (inland populations only).
(23) Threespine stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus.
(24) Banded sunfish, Enneacanthus obesus.
(25) Warmouth, Lepomis gulosus.
(26) Longear sunfish, Lepomis megalotis.
(27) Iowa darter, Etheostoma exile.
(28) Eastern sand darter, Etheostoma pellucida.
(29) Northern riffleshell mussel, Epioblasma torulosa rangiana.
(30) Clubshell mussel, Pleurobema clava.
(31) Dwarf wedgemussel, Alasmidonta heterodon.

* Reptiles and amphibians. The following species are endangered:
(1) Bog Turtle, Clemmys muhlenbergii.
(2) New Jersey Chorus Frog, Pseudacris triseriata kalmi.
(3) Coastal Plain Leopard Frog, Rana utricularia.
(4) Massasauga Rattlesnake, Sistrurus catenatus.
(5) Kirtland’s Snake, Clonophis kirtlandii.
(6) Eastern Mud Salamander, Pseudotrion m. montanus.

Authority
The provisions of this § 75.1 amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § § 2102 and 2305.
Source
The provisions of this § 75.1 adopted January 6, 1984, effective January 7, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 46; amended February 8, 1991, effective February 9, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 498; amended April 15, 1994, effective April 16, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 1958; amended September 17, 1999, effective September 18, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 4869; amended July 18, 2003, effective July 19, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 3496. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (260209) to (260210).

§ 75.2. Threatened species.
(a) General. The species of fish, amphibians and reptiles listed in subsections ( and © are classified as threatened. The catching, taking, killing, possessing, importing to or exporting from this Commonwealth, selling, offering for sale or purchasing, of any individual of these species, alive or dead, or any part thereof, without a special permit from the Executive Director is prohibited.

( Fish. The following species are threatened:
(1) Mountain brook lamprey, Ichthyomyzon greeleyi.
(2) Skipjack herring, Alosa chrysochloris.
(3) Goldeye, Hiodon alosoides.
(4) Mooneye, Hiodon tergisus.
(5) Bigmouth shiner, Notropis dorsalis.
(6) Southern redbelly dace, Phoxinus erythrogaster.
(7) Smallmouth buffalo, Ictiobus bubalus.
(8) Spotted sucker, Minytrema melanops.
(9) Brindled madtom, Noturus miurus.
(10) Bluebreast darter, Etheostoma camurum.
(11) Spotted darter, Etheostoma maculatum.
(12) Tippecanoe darter, Etheostoma tippecanoe.
(13) Channel darter, Percina copelandi.
(14) Gilt darter, Percina evides.
(15) Longhead darter, Percina macrocephala.

* Amphibians and reptiles. The following species are threatened:
(1) Green Salamander, Aneides aeneus.
(2) Red-bellied Turtle, Pseudemys rubriventris.
(3) Rough Green Snake, Opheodrys aestivus.
Authority
The provisions of this § 75.2 amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § § 2102 and 2305.
Source
The provisions of this § 75.2 adopted February 8, 1991, effective February 9, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 498; amended November 7, 1997, effective November 8, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 5779; amended September 17, 1999, effective September 18, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 4869. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (236604).

§ 75.3. Candidate species.
(a) General. The species listed in subsections ( and are considered candidate species which could achieve endangered or threatened status in the future. They are subject to seasons, size, creel—bag—and possession limits specified in this subpart. A person who catches these species is encouraged to release them immediately and unharmed to the waters or other area from which they were taken.

( Fishes.
(1) Ohio lamprey, Ichthyomyzon bdellium.
(2) Least brook lamprey, Lampetra aepyptera.
(3) American brook lamprey, Lampetra appendix.
(4) Longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus.
(5) Bowfin, Amia calva.
(6) Central mudminnow, Umbra limi.
(7) Eastern mudminnow, Umbra pygmaea.
(8) Hornyhead chub, Nocomis biguttatus.
(9) River redhorse, Moxostoma carinatum.
(10) Brook silverside, Labidesthes sicculus.
(11) Brook stickleback, Culaea inconstans.

* Amphibians and reptiles.
(1) Blandings Turtle, Emydoidea blandingii.
(2) Broad-headed Skink, Eumeces laticeps.
(3) Timber Rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus.
Authority
The provisions of this § 75.3 amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § § 2102 and 2305.
Source
The provisions of this § 75.3 adopted February 8, 1991, effective February 9, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 498; amended April 15, 1994, effective April 6, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 1958; amended September 17, 1999, effective September 18, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 4869. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (236604) to (236605).
§ 75.4. Special permits.
The Executive Director, or a designee, may issue special permits under section 2305 of the code (relating to threatened and endangered species) to take, catch, kill or possess threatened or endangered species upon written application on forms provided by the Commission.
(1) Special permits will be issued only upon a showing of unique or extraordinary circumstances justifying the permit and the applicant shows that the permitted action does one of the following:
(i) Has no demonstrable adverse impacts on the population of the species in this Commonwealth.
(ii) Is in the best interest of the protection, conservation and management of the species.
(iii) Is necessary and appropriate in the interests of public health and safety or promotes essential research or public education and information.
(2) Persons and institutions requesting special permits shall apply before taking, catching, killing, possessing or acquiring the threatened or endangered species. Application forms and information are available from: NonGame and Endangered Species Unit, Bureau of Fisheries, 450 Robinson Lane, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 16823-9616.
Authority
The provisions of this § 75.4 issued under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § 2102.
Source
The provisions of this § 75.4 adopted February 8, 1991, effective February 9, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 498.
 

gantnege

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Nov 27, 2006
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Anyone knows whats illegal in Missouri?
From the Missouri Wildlife Code at http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/3csr/3c10-4.pdf:

Endangered species: lake sturgeon, pallid sturgeon, taillight shiner, Neosho madtom, spring cavefish, harlequin darter, goldstripe darter, cypress minnow, central mudminnow, crystal darter, swamp darter, Ozark cavefish, Niangua darter, Sabine shiner, mountain madtom, redfin darter, longnose darter, flathead chub, Topeka shiner.

Prohibited species:
(C) Fishes: Live fish or viable eggs of snakehead fish of the genera Channa or Parachanna (or the generic synonyms of Bostrychoides, Ophicephalus, Ophiocephalus and Parophio-cephalus); walking catfish of the family Clariidae.

Interesting and informative thread. Also interesting that species that are endangered in other states (e.g., longear sunfish, redhorse) are very common and even legal to use as bait in Missouri.
 

TimmyB42386

PO'd Crawdad
Dec 15, 2006
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I believe it is only illegal to sell or own anthing from the genus Channa or Parachanna. (snakeheads) The liberals in this state finally got something right..
 

Slappy*McFish

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Feb 18, 2002
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In North Carolina, it is unlawful to transport, purchase, possess or sell any live individuals
of piranha, “walking catfish” (Clarias batrachus), snakehead
fish (from the Family Channidae, formerly Ophiocephalidae),
white amur or “grass carp” (Ctenopharyngodon idella), black carp
(Mylopharyngodon piceus), swamp eel (Monopterus albus), red
shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis) rudd (Scardinius erythropthalomus),
round goby (Neogobius melanostomus), tubenose goby (Proterorhinus
marmoratus), ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus), Japanese
mystery snail (Cipangopaludina japonica), Chinese mystery snail
(Cipantopaludina chinensis malleata), red-rim melania (Melanoides tuberculatus).
 

Brian Ferriera

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Jan 2, 2007
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Illegale MAss fish

Hello,
So great to here from another person in MASS! Here is what I know is illegal here
-Channel cats
-Walking cats
-Piranhas
-Gars
-White Clouds

I know their more but this is all I can think of for now..they are harder here on illegal plants then the fish.
Brian
 

kimmisc

is in your closet.
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South Carolina

http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess115_2003-2004/bills/361.htm

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-1630, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SALE AND TRAFFIC IN FISH, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE SALE, POSSESSION, OR IMPORTATION OF THE EGGS OF CERTAIN FISH, AND THE SALE, POSSESSION, OR IMPORTATION OF SNAKEHEAD FISH.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Sale and possession of prohibited fish or eggs
SECTION 1. Section 50-13-1630(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 54 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"(A) A person may not possess, sell, offer for sale, import, bring, or cause to be brought or imported into this State or release into the waters of this State the following fish or eggs of the fish:
(1) carnero or candiru catfish (Vandellia cirrhosa);
(2) freshwater electric eel (Electrophorus electricus);
(3) white amur or grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella);
(4) walking catfish or a member of the clariidae family (Clarias, Heteropneustea, Gymnallabes, Channallabes, or Heterobranchus genera);
(5) piranha (all members of Serrasalmus, Rooseveltiella, and Pygocentrus genera);
(6) stickleback;
(7) Mexican banded tetra;
(8) sea lamprey;
(9) rudd (Scardinius erythrophtalmu-Linneaus); and
(10) snakehead (all members of family Channidae)."
Time effective
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 16th day of April, 2003. Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 4/23/03.
 

03gobra

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in australia perth geophagus braziliesis,jewl cichlid hav invaded river systems and are soon to be bannned.
 

Toirtis

Keeper of strange fishes
British Columbia, Canada, prohibits the importation and possession of the following species/genera of fish commonly found in the aquarium hobby:

Bowfin Amia calva

Catfish from genera Clarias (walking catfish), Ictalurus (Channel catfish) and Noturus (madtoms)

Eels from genus Anguilla

Fathead minnows from genus Pimephales

Gars genus Lepisosteus

Tilapia genus Tilapia
 
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