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08.02.19.00.htm 08.02.19.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 02 FISHERIES SERVICE Chapter 19 Nuisance and Prohibited Species Authority: Natural Resources Article, §4-205.1 and 4-816, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.02.19.01.htm 08.02.19.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to control the importation, possession, propagation, transport, purchase, sale, or introduction into State waters of certain nonnative aquatic organisms that if accidentally or deliberately introduced into or further spread in the waters of the State would alter and threaten to harm the ecosystem, the abundance and diversity of native or naturalized aquatic organisms, or the productivity of State waters.
08.02.19.02.htm 08.02.19.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Aquaculture" means the rearing for commercial purposes of a species of fish or aquatic plant as listed in and described in COMAR 08.02.14 and may include the purchase, sale, possession, capture, production, breeding, transportation, and processing of fish or aquatic plants.2) "Aquatic organism" means a living organism that spends part of its life in water..
08.02.19.03.htm 08.02.19.03. 03 Transgenic.. A person may not introduce into State waters any transgenic aquatic organism..
08.02.19.04.htm 08.02.19.04. 04 Classification of Nonnative Aquatic Organisms.. A. A person may not import, transport, purchase, possess, propagate, sell, or release into State waters the following nonnative aquatic organisms:1) Fish species:. a) Alabama bass (Micropterus hensalli). b) Asian horseshoe crabs (Tachypleus tridentatus, Tachypleus gigas, Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda). c) Asian swamp eel (Monoterus albus). d) Bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis). e) Black carp (Mylopharynodon piceus).
08.02.19.05.htm 08.02.19.05. 05 General.. A. A person may not place or attempt to place upon or into State waters a watercraft or associated equipment with attached or contained aquatic plants, zebra mussels, or other prohibited species of nonnative organisms.B. Water taken from waters infested by prohibited nonnative species may not be diverted, appropriated, or transported on public roads except in the following circumstances:
08.02.19.06.htm 08.02.19.06. 06 Snakehead Prohibitions.. A. Except as authorized by 50 CFR Part 16, a person may not import, transport, or introduce into the State any live fish or viable eggs of snakehead fish of the Family Channidae, including but not limited to:1) African snakehead (Parachanna obscura). 2) Bangka snakehead (Channa bankanensis). 3) Baram snakehead (Channa baramensis). 4) Barca snakehead (Channa barca). 5) Black snakehead (Channa melasoma). 6) Blackfinned snakehead (Channa melanoptera).
08.02.19.07.htm 08.02.19.07. 07 Felt-Soled Waders.. An individual may not use footgear with external felt soles in State waters or within five feet of State waters.
08.02.19.9999.htm 08.02.19.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01, .02 adopted as an emergency provision effective November 23, 2004 (31:25 Md. R. 1788) adopted permanently effective January 6, 2005 (31:26 Md. R. 1861) ―Regulations .01 and .02 repealed and new Regulations .01―06 adopted effective November 6, 2006 (33:22 Md. R. 1731)Regulation .02B amended effective November 3, 2008 (35:22 Md. R. 1956) February 6, 2012 (39:2 Md. R. 140)
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