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RCW 77.15.382

Unlawful use of shellfish gear for personal use purposes—Penalty.

(1) A person is guilty of the unlawful use of shellfish gear for personal use purposes if the person:
(a) Takes, fishes for, or possesses crab, shrimp, or crawfish for personal use purposes with shellfish gear that is constructed or altered in a manner that violates any rule of the commission relating to required gear design specifications; or
(b) Is found in possession of, upon any vessel located on the waters of the state, shellfish gear that is constructed or altered in a manner that violates any rule of the commission relating to required gear design specifications, unless a person holds a valid crab pot removal permit under RCW 77.70.500 and is in the process of transporting removed crab pots as part of the Dungeness crab pot removal program.
(2) The unlawful use of shellfish gear for personal use purposes is a misdemeanor.
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