Re: Spiny Lobster Regulation Amended (must be kept whole)

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Posted by Pasley on January 27, 2010 at 09:29:03:

In Reply to: Spiny Lobster Regulation Amended (must be kept whole) posted by on January 27, 2010 at 08:29:46:

It is about time. The existing regulation was somewhat hazy as it says in Section 5508: "It is unlawful to possess on any boat or to bring ashore any fish upon which a size or weight limit is prescribed in such a condition that its size or weight cannot be determined"

What does "bring ashore" mean? Does it mean the transition period between in or on water and dry sand? Or does it mean out of the water anywhere as in say your house? So it is or was unclear. The change makes it clear. You have to be able to determine the bugs status as legal size or not until it ready to be eaten.

Now if only they would clear up the question of Limit. The current 2009-2010 regulation says Limit: Seven.(period).

On line at the DFG website it explains it this way in the FAQ section:
"Q. What is the daily bag limit for lobster? The possession limit?

A. According to Section 29.90(b) T14, CCR, the daily recreational bag limit is seven lobsters per person. Additionally, Section 1.17 states that no more than one daily bag limit may be taken or possessed by any one person unless otherwise authorized (see Declaration for Multi-Day Fishing Trip, Section 27.15 T14, CCR), regardless of whether they are fresh, frozen or otherwise preserved. This means that if you have a limit of seven lobsters at home, you cannot go out and get more lobsters until the first limit is disposed of in some way (eaten, given away, etc)."
So why do they make you look in 2 places to find it? This section could be cleaned up a bit to be more clear. End of the day, absent a multi-day permit, 7 bugs is 7 bugs be they at home, in the freezer or in the car or in your bag, the total is 7.

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