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Section 370.1121, Florida Statutes 2007

1370.1121  Bonefish; regulation.--

(1)  It is unlawful to take or attempt to take any bonefish (Albula vulpes) from any of the waters of the state for the purpose of sale or exchange while fishing with any net, seine, or similar device.

(2)  It is unlawful for any wholesale or retail fish dealer to possess, buy, sell, or store any bonefish or permit any bonefish to be possessed, sold, or stored on, in, or about the premises where such wholesale or retail fish business is carried on or conducted. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to buy or sell bonefish in any form.

(3)  A commercial harvester or wholesale or retail saltwater products dealer who violates this section shall be punished under s. 370.021 Any other person who violates this section commits a Level Two violation under s. 372.83

History.--ss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ch. 72-312; s. 7, ch. 83-134; s. 2, ch. 84-121; s. 1, ch. 85-163; ss. 16, 17, ch. 85-234; ss. 3, 12, ch. 89-98; s. 9, ch. 2006-304.

1Note.--Section 7, ch. 83-134, as amended by s. 2, ch. 84-121, and by s. 1, ch. 85-163, repealed the then-existing section effective July 1, 1985, and further provided that if the Governor and Cabinet had not adopted appropriate rules by July 1, 1985, the section would remain in force until such rules were effective. Section 9, ch. 83-134, provided that, prior to the adoption of rules amending, readopting, or repealing those provisions set forth in s. 7, the Marine Fisheries Commission would hold a public hearing thereon, and no such amendment, readoption, or repeal would be acted upon until it had been determined, based upon appropriate findings of fact, that such action would not adversely affect the resource. The Marine Fisheries Commission was transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by s. 3, ch. 99-245.