|(a) Policy. The department shall develop a policy for
periodic evaluation of pertinent information or evidence to determine
if a species should be added to or removed from the lists of species
in this section.
(b) Turtles. No person while on or in public water
may possess or use a net or trap capable of catching a turtle. This
section does not apply to:
(1) dip nets; or
(2) minnow traps, provided the minnow trap is less
than 24 inches in length or has a throat smaller than one by three
(c) It is an offense for any person to take or attempt
to take nongame wildlife for purposes of commercial activity from
public land or water.
(d) The species of nongame wildlife listed in this
paragraph may be possessed, purchased, sold, offered for sale, imported,
or exported as provided under this subchapter.
(e) No person shall engage in commercial activity
involving any nongame species not listed in subsection (d) of this
section, except as provided in §65.327 of this title (relating
to Permit Required). This prohibition on commercial activity includes,
but is not limited to, the following species:
|Source Note: The provisions of this §65.331 adopted to be effective January 1, 1999, 23 TexReg 10034; amended to be effective October 28, 2002, 27 TexReg 10041; amended to be effective October 21, 2007, 32 TexReg 7472; amended to be effective November 18, 2008, 33 TexReg 9266; amended to be effective November 16, 2011, 36 TexReg 7672; amended to be effective November 4, 2018, 43 TexReg 7178; amended to be effective March 30, 2020, 45 TexReg 2192