08.02.04.02

.02 Recreational Oyster Fishery.

A. The recreational season, daily catch limits, days of the week, and times for catching oysters shall be established, and may be modified, through a public notice issued in accordance with Regulation .11 of this chapter.

B. The Department shall issue a public notice that establishes the parameters described in §A of this regulation for the recreational oyster fishery not later than July 1 of each year.

C. Prohibition. Except as specified in this regulation and in any public notice issued in accordance with Regulation .11 of this chapter, it is illegal for a person to catch oysters for recreational purposes.

D. Lawful Methods. A person may catch oysters for recreational purposes only by hand, rake, shaft tong, or diving with or without scuba equipment.

E. A person may not take oysters for recreational purposes while aboard a vessel where any other person is engaged in commercial oystering.