08.03.11.01

.01 Scope.

A. This chapter does not apply to reptiles and amphibians that are held in accordance with:

(1) A Scientific Collection Permit described in Natural Resources Article, §10-909 and §4-212, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(2) An Endangered Species Permit described in Natural Resources Article, §10-2A-05, Annotated Code of Maryland; or

(3) Aquaculture activities regulated under COMAR 08.02.14.

B. This chapter regulates the possession, breeding, sale, offer to sell, trade, or barter of certain native reptiles and amphibians. It is intended to protect and conserve native reptiles and amphibians while maintaining many of the educational and economic benefits derived from them.