Fishing Violations

II. Fishing

A. Freshwater
Citation CodeDescriptionCitation Reference
1000 Fish without a valid license or refuse to show license PWC 46.001/46.015
1001 Fish under license of another/allow another to fish under a license PWC 46.014
1003 Fish without a valid commercial fishing license PWC 47.002
1004 No bait dealers license - individual PWC 47.014
1005 No commercial fish boat license PWC 47.007
1006 No fish guide license PWC 47.004
1007 No permit to sell non-game fish TAC 57.379
1008 Illegal sale/purchase of protected freshwater fish PWC 66.111
1009 Sell fish taken from water where sale prohibited PWC 66.111
1010 Black bass: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1011 Catfish: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1012 Crappie: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1013 Striped/Hybrid bass: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1014 White bass: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1015 Other bass: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1016 Trout: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1017 Other fish: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1018 Black bass: possession limit TAC 57.981
1019 Catfish: possession limit TAC 57.981
1020 Crappie: possession limit TAC 57.981
1021 Stripped/Hybrid bass: possession limit TAC 57.981
1022 White bass: possession limit TAC 57.981
1023 Other bass: possession limit TAC 57.981
1024 Trout: possession limit TAC 57.981
1025 Other fish: possession limit TAC 57.981
1026 Black bass: undersized TAC 57.981
1027 Black bass: slot limit TAC 57.981
1028 Catfish: undersized TAC 57.981
1029 Crappie: undersized TAC 57.981
1030 Striped/hybrid bass: undersize TAC 57.981
1031 White bass: undersize TAC 57.981
1032 Other bass: undersize TAC 57.981
1033 Red drum: undersized TAC 57.981
1034 Spotted seatrout: undersized TAC 57.981
1035 Other fish: undersized TAC 57.973
1036 Other fish: oversized TAC 57.973
1037 Illegal trotline TAC 57.973
1038 Place explosives or harmful substance in water TAC 57.973
1039 Taking fish by electricity-producing device TAC 57.973
1040 Use net in prohibited waters TAC 57.973
1041 Snagging fish TAC 57.973
1042 Grabbling fish TAC 57.973
1043 Illegal seine or net TAC 57.973
1044 Possess net in prohibited waters TAC 57.973
1045 Take fish by other illegal means or methods TAC 57.973
1046 Take fish without landowner consent-private water PWC 66.002
1047 Take or possess fish without landowner consent-public water PWC 61.022
1048 Fish in restricted area PWC 31.102
1049 Willful destruction of boat/seine/or net PWC 66.005
1050 Fish from bridge PWC 66.008
1051 Fail to keep fish edible condition PWC 66.011
1052 Fail to keep fish edible condition TAC 57.973
1053 Leaving bait fish to die PWC 66.011
1054 Violate fish tournament law PWC 66.023
1055 Possession of headed or tailed fish before final destination TAC 57.972
1056 Fish Without freshwater stamp PWC 43.802
1057 Violate hand fishing law PWC 66.115
1099 Any other freshwater fishing violation Applicable cite

 

B. Saltwater
Citation CodeDescriptionCitation Reference
1100 Fish without/fail to show license PWC 46.001/46.015
1101 Fish without saltwater stamp PWC 43.402
1102 Fish without commercial fishermans license PWC 47.002
1103 Fish without commercial finfish fishermans license PWC 47.003
1104 No bait dealers license-individual PWC 47.014
1105 No commercial fish boat license PWC 47.007
1106 Red Drum: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1107 Spotted Sea Trout: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1108 Red Snapper: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1109 Flounder: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1110 Shark:daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1111 Black Drum: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1112 Sheephead: daily bag limit TAC 57.981
1113 Other fish: daily bag limit or possession limit TAC 57.981
1114 Red Drum: possession limit TAC 57.981
1115 Spotted Sea Trout: possession limit TAC 57.981
1116 Flounder: possession limit TAC 57.981
1117 Shark: possession limit TAC 57.981
1118 Black Drum: possession limit TAC 57.981
1119 Sheepshead:possess undersized TAC 57.981
1120 Red Drum:possess undersized TAC 57.981
1121 Red Drum:possess oversized TAC 57.981
1122 Spotted Sea Trout: possess undersized TAC 57.981
1123 Flounder: possess undersized TAC 57.981
1124 Cobia (ling): possess undersized TAC 57.981
1125 Spanish Mackerel: possess undersized TAC 57.981
1126 Red Snapper: possess undersized TAC 57.981
1127 Black Drum: possess undersized TAC 57.981
1128 Sheepshead: possess undersized TAC 57.981
1129 Shark: possess undersized TAC 57.981
1130 Other fish: possess undersized TAC 57.981
1131 Other fish: possess oversized TAC 57.981
1132 No red drum tag TAC 57.972
1133 Red drum tag - other violation TAC 57.972
1134 No tag on trotline PWC 66.206
1135 No gear tag on trotline TAC 57.973
1136 Trotline: failure to properly mark/bouy/flag TAC 57.973
1137 Trotline: any other violation PWC 66.206
1138 Trotline: illegal bait TAC 57.972
1139 Illegal sailline TAC 57.973
1140 Sailline: no tag/improper tag TAC 57.973
1141 Illegal perch trap TAC 57.973
1142 Netting in closed waters TAC 57.973
1143 Game Fish: take with net TAC 57.973
1144 Game Fish: take with a trotline TAC 57.973
1145 Possess illegal net/seine/trap TAC 57.973
1146 Fish: other illegal means or methods TAC 57.973
1147 No class A or B menhaden boat license PWC 47.008
1148 Menhaden: taking in closed waters TAC 57.972
1149 Obstructing fish pass TAC 57.972
1150 Possession of headed or tailed fish before final destination TAC 57.972
1151 Fail to return aquatic life not utilized to water PWC 66.011
1152 Illegal purchase/sale of fish TAC 57.972
1153 Flagrant Offense: Exceed finfish bag or possession limits while fishing under Chapter 47, Subchapter D PWC 47.080(e)
1154 Flagrant Offense: Exceeding commercial trotline length limits by more than 10% PWC 47.080(e), 47.082
1155 Flagrant Offense: Commercial finfisherman selling crabs caught under Chapter 47; Subchapter D PWC 47.080(e)
1156 Flagrant Offense: Exceed number of commercial trotlines allowed PWC 47.080(e), 47.082
1157 Flagrant Offense: Take/possess finfish by illegal means under Chapter 47, Subchapter D PWC 47.080(e)
1158 Flagrant Offense: Theft of trotline, finfish, gear or product PWC 47.080(e)
1159 Use game fish as bait TAC 57.973
1160 Uprooting seagrass with propeller (Redfish Bay Scientific Area) TAC 57.921(e)(2)
1161 Unload EEZ fish in Texas w/o license PWC 46.001
1162 Take Red Snapper with hook other than circle hook TAC 57.994
1163 Violate tournament law PWC 62.023
1164 Uprooting Seagrass (Statewide) PWC 66.024
1199 Any other saltwater fishing violation Applicable cite


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C. Oyster Violations
Citation CodeDescriptionCitation Reference
1200 No commercial oyster fishermans license PWC 76.101
1201 No sports oyster boat license PWC 76.101
1202 No commercial oyster boat captains license PWC 76.101
1203 No commercial oyster boat license PWC 76.101
1204 Taking oysters from prohibited area PWC 76.116 TAC 58.21
1205 Illegal oyster dredge TAC 58.22
1206 Exceed the number of allowed dredges in use/improperly secured dredges TAC 58.22
1207 Take/possess small oysters TAC 58.21
1208 Taking oysters in closed season TAC 58.21
1209 Cargo exceeding 50 sacks of oysters TAC 58.22
1210 Oystering at night (Class B Misdemeanor)
PWC 76.109 TAC 58.21
1211 Improper marking of private oyster beds PWC 76.036
1212 Theft of oysters from private bed PWC 76.037
1213 Interference with buoys or markers PWC 76.037
1214 Sale of oysters taken by sport boat PWC 76.107
1215 Oyster transplant permit violation TAC 58.40
1216 Oyster harvest permit violation TAC 58.50
1217 Failure to tag sacked oysters with completed tag PWC 76.020
1218 Taking oysters from prohibited area (Class B Misdemeanor)

PWC 76.116 TAC 58.21

1219 Taking oysters from prohibited area (Class A Misdemeanor) PWC 76.116 TAC 58.21
1220 Taking oysters from prohibited area (State Jail Felony) PWC 76.116 TAC 58.21
1299 Any other oyster violation PWC 76.001

 

D. Shrimp Violations
Citation CodeDescriptionCitation Reference
1300 No commercial shrimp boat captains license PWC 77.0351
1301 No bait shrimp dealers license PWC 77.43
1302 No commercial gulf shrimp boat license PWC 77.035
1303 No commercial bait shrimp boat license PWC 77.033
1304 No commercial bay shrimp boat license PWC 77.031
1305 No individual bait shrimp trawl license PWC 77.048
1306 Illegal shrimp trawl (bay) TAC 58.163
1307 Illegal shrimp trawl (bait) TAC 58.164
1308 Illegal shrimp trawl (gulf) TAC 58.161
1309 Illegal individual bait shrimp trawl TAC 58.165
1310 Shrimping at night (bay) TAC 58.163
1311 Shrimping at night (bait) TAC 58.164
1312 Shrimping at night (gulf) TAC 58.161
1313 Possession of small shrimp TAC 58.150
1314 Exceeding limit of shrimp (bait) TAC 58.164
1315 Exceeding limit of shrimp (bay) TAC 58.163
1316 Sell/unload bait shrimp to unauthorized person TAC 58.150
1317 More than 1/2 cargo of bait shrimp dead TAC 58.150
1318 Heading shrimp on boat or in bay TAC 58.160
1319 Buying/handling illegal shrimp TAC 58.150
1320 Shrimping in closed waters/nursery area TAC 58.162, 58.163, 58.164
1321 Shrimping in closed waters/gulf TAC 58.161
1322 Shrimping in other closed waters TAC 58.150
1323 Failure to display shrimp boat plates TAC 58.160
1324 Selling non-commercial shrimp TAC 58.165
1325 Illegal upgrade PWC 77.116
1326 Flagrant Offense: trawling in nursery area (bay and bait license only) PWC 77.117
1327 Flagrant Offense: shrimping 30 minutes before or after legal hours (bay and bait license only) PWC 77.117
1328 Flagrant Offense: exceed shrimp possession limits by 100 or more pounds (bay or bait shrimp license only) PWC 77.117
1329 Flagrant Offense: exceed shrimp net size by 5 feet PWC 77.117
1330 Flagrant Offense: falsify information to obtain bay or bait license PWC 77.117
1331 No Turtle excluder device violation (TED) TAC 58.160
1332 Turtle Excluder Device sewn shut TAC 58.160
1333 Turtle Excluder Device with incorrect floats TAC 58.160
1334 Turtle Excluder Device with no floats TAC 58.160
1335 Turtle Excluder Device with angle up to 65 degrees TAC 58.160
1336 Turtle Excluder Device with angle of 66 degrees or up TAC 58.160
1337 Turtle Excluder Device escape off up to 2" TAC 58.160
1338 Turtle Excluder Device escape greater than 2" TAC 58.160
1339 Turtle Excluder Device bar spacing up to 3" off TAC 58.160
1340 Turtle Excluder Device bar spacing greater than 3" TAC 58.160
1341 Turtle Excluder Device with minor holes TAC 58.160
1342 Turtle Excluder Device with noticeable holes TAC 58.160
1343 Turtle Excluder Device installed sideways TAC 58.160
1344 Turtle Excluder Device installed other than sideways TAC 58.160
1345 Turtle Excluder Device with minor extra equipment TAC 58.160
1346 Turtle Excluder Device with noticeable extra equipment TAC 58.160
1347 Turtle Excluder Device with any other violation TAC 58.160
1348 No By-Catch Reduction Device (BRD) TAC 58.160
1349 By-Catch Reduction Device sewn shut TAC 58.160
1350 By-Catch Reduction Device incorrectly installed TAC 58.160
1351 By-Catch Reduction Device with incorrect dimensions TAC 58.160
1352 By-Catch Reduction Device with any other violation TAC 58.160
1399 Any other shrimp violation Applicable Cite

 

E. Crab
Citation CodeDescriptionCitation Reference
1400 Take crab without commercial crab license TAC 58.209
1401 Commercial crab boat plate violation TAC 58.203, 58.205
1402 Fail to properly mark/bouy/number and stripe crab trap TAC 57.973
1403 Gear tag violation - crab trap TAC 57.973
1404 Illegal crab trap TAC 57.973
1405 Take crab by illegal means/methods TAC 57.973
1406 Possess sponge crab TAC 57.973
1407 Possess undersized blue crab TAC 57.973
1408 Possess undersized stone crab claws TAC 57.973
1409 Remove or possess left claw of stone crab TAC 57.973
1410 Exceeding limit of crab traps TAC 57.973
1411 Flagrant offense: commercial crab without obtaining appropriate license TAC 58.209
1412 Flagrant offense: theft of crab traps TAC 58.209
1413 Flagrant Offense: fish crab traps in area restricted by TAC 65.78 TAC 58.209
1414 Flagrant offense: removing crabs 30 minutes before or after legal hours TAC 58.209
1415 Flagrant offense: exceed commercial crab trap limit TAC 58.209
1416 Crab in closed season PWC 78.006/PWC 78.115
1499 Any other crab violation Applicable cite


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F. Mussels and Clams
Citation CodeDescriptionCitation Reference
1500 Take mussels, clams, naiads without license (freshwater) PWC 46.001
1501 Take mussels, clams, naiads without license (saltwater) TAC 57.158 PWC 78.002
1502 No mussel/clam fisherman license PWC 78.002
1503 Mussels/clams-exceed bag limit TAC 57.158
1504 Possess under size mussels or clams TAC 57.158
1505 Take mussels/clams from closed areas/during closed times TAC 57.158
1599 Mussel/clams: any other violations Applicable cite

 

G. Fish Dealers
Citation CodeDescriptionCitation Reference
1600 Cash sales ticket violation PWC 66.019
1601 Aquatic product transportation package/label violation PWC 47.0182
1602 Aquatic product transportation invoice violation PWC 47.0181
1603 Transport protected fish for sale without documentation/fail to display upon demand PWC 47.0183
1604 No retail fish dealers license/fail to display PWC 47.011, 47.033
1605 No retail truck dealers license/fail to display PWC 47.011, 47.033
1606 No wholesale fish dealers license/fail to display PWC 47.009
1607 No wholesale fish truck dealers license/fail to display PWC 47.010
1608 Fish vehicle not properly marked TAC 57.500
1609 No bait dealers license-place of business/fail to display PWC 47.014, 47.033
1610 No bait dealers license-motor vehicle PWC 47.014, 47.033
1611 No bait dealer license-individual PWC 47.014
1612 No finfish import license/fail to display PWC 66.020, 47.033
1613 No shell buyers license PWC 78.003
1699 Any other dealer violation  Applicable cite

 

H. Miscellanious Violations
Citation CodeDescriptionCitation Reference
1700 Trespass on state fish hatchery PWC 81.003
1701 Fish in sanctuary PWC 81.004
1702 Failure to submit monthly marine products report PWC 66.019
1703 Failure to appear-saltwater violation PWC 12.106
1704 Failure to appear-freshwater violation PWC 12.106
1705 Participate in activity after license suspended/revoked PWC 12.505
1706 Apply for license while license suspended/revoked PWC 12.504
1707 Import aquatic resource without documentation TAC 57.976
1708 Violate potentially harmful exotic fish/fish eggs importation law TAC 57.112
1709 Commercially protected finfish-packaging or labeling violation TAC 57.373
1710 Commercially protected finfish-shipping invoice violation TAC 57.372, 57.373, 57.374, 57.375
1711 Possess commercially protected finfish on board vessel displaying commercial plates TAC 57.973
1799 Any other fishing violation Applicable cite
1805 Any other federal fishing violation Applicable cite
I. Exotics
Citation CodeDescriptionCitation Reference
1811 Exotics: No Exotic Species Permit PWC 66.007, TAC 57.112
1812 Exotics: Exotic permit violation TAC 57.112
1813 Exotics: Exotic species transport invoice violation TAC 57.115, TAC 57.116
1814 Exotics: Possession/purchase/sale of exotic fish/eggs PWC 66.007, TAC 57.112
1815 Exotics: Possession/purchase/sale of exotic shellfish PWC 66.077, TAC 57.114
1816 Exotics: Possession/purchase/sale of exotic plants PWC 66.0072
1817 Exotics: Harmful exotic plants attached to veh/trailer PWC 66.0071
1818 Exotics: Possess Zebra Mussels/veligers PWC 66.007, TAC 57.112
1819 Exotics: Failure to Drain Water TAC 57.1001
1899 Exotics: Any other exotic species violation Applicable cite

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