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March 31, 2005
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Read the first time February 15, 2005.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 50-13-390, TO PROVIDE THAT NO MORE THAN ONE ARKANSAS BLUE CATFISH OVER THIRTY-FOUR INCHES MAY BE TAKEN FROM THE WATERS OF LAKES MARION AND MOULTRIE BY ANY ONE PERSON IN ONE DAY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION APPLY TO COMMERCIAL AS WELL AS RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 13, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-13-390. (A) Notwithstanding another provision of law, no more than one Arkansas blue catfish over thirty-six inches may be taken from the waters of Lakes Marion and Moultrie by any one person in one day. The provisions of this section apply to commercial as well as recreational fishermen.
(B) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days. Each fish over the limit constitutes a separate violation."
SECTION 2. Section 50-5-1705(D) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 105 of 2001, is further amended to read:
"(D) It is unlawful for a person to take or have in possession more than
two three red drum in any one day."
SECTION 3. Chapter 13, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-13-1675. It is unlawful to transport outside of the boundaries of this State any live catfish taken from the public waters of this State except flathead catfish."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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