248,453 Section 453. 29.29 (3) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 29.601 (3) (c) 2.
248,454 Section 454. 29.29 (4) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.601 (4) and amended to read:
29.601 (4) Use of pesticides. The department of natural resources, after public hearing, may promulgate rules governing the use of any pesticide which it finds is a serious hazard to wild animals other than those it is intended to control, and the making of reports thereon about the pesticide. In making such determinations promulgating the rules, the department to the extent relevant shall consider the need for pesticides to protect the well-being of the general public. "Pesticide" has the meaning designated in given in s. 94.67.
248,455 Section 455. 29.29 (5) (title) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.601 (5) (title).
248,456 Section 456. 29.29 (5) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.601 (5) (a) and amended to read:
29.601 (5) (a) This section does not apply to any activities carried out under the direction and supervision of the state department of transportation in connection with the construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of highways and bridges accomplished in accordance with s. 30.12 (4).
248,457 Section 457. 29.29 (5) (b) of the statutes, as created by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.601 (5) (b).
248,458 Section 458. 29.30 (title), (1) and (2) of the statutes are renumbered 29.516 (title), (1) and (2), and 29.516 (1) and (2) (intro.), (b) to (d), (f) and (g), as renumbered, are amended to read:
29.516 (1) License required. Nets and setlines may be used for the purpose of taking, catching, or killing fish, subject to the conditions, limitations and restrictions prescribed in this chapter; but no person shall may set, place or use in any waters of this state any net, trap, snare, set hook, or setline, which is intended to or might take, catch or kill fish of any variety, other than a landing net, dip net, minnow seine or minnow dip net, unless a license therefor authorizing the use of nets, setlines, traps or snares has been duly issued to such the person by the department.
(2) Restrictions on the use of licensed nets and setlines. (intro.) The use of licensed nets and setlines is subject, further, to the following conditions:
(b) No net of any kind shall be set so as to shut off more than one-half 50% of any channel or passageway of any stream, or set within 1,000 feet of any other net in said the stream.
(c) No licensee shall may join a net to that of any other licensee.
(d) All nets or set hooks, when set or placed in any waters, shall be marked with a number corresponding to the license number authorizing the use of the nets or set hooks. The method of marking the nets shall be as follows:
1. On drop nets, submarine trap nets and fyke nets, when set below the surface of the water, there shall be a buoy attached to the pot rope, on all gill nets and set hooks there shall be a buoy on each end of the gang, the buoys shall have a staff extending at least 3 feet above the surface of the water, upon the upper end of the staff there shall be a flag at least 10 inches square. Upon the bowl of the buoys there shall be maintained in plain figures the license number authorizing the use of the nets or set hooks.
2. On pound nets and stake fyke nets there shall be maintained at least 3 feet above the surface of the water, or the surface of the ice, when set through the ice, a board or similar material, which shall bear the license number authorizing the use of the nets.
3. On gill nets or set hooks when set through the ice there shall be maintained on each end of the gang a board or similar material which shall bear the license number authorizing the use of the nets or set hooks.
(f) No licensed net shall may be drawn or lifted at any time between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise of the following morning, except as otherwise approved by the department or, in the case of an emergency, following notice to the nearest U.S. coast guard station.
(g) Except as provided in s. 29.33 29.519 (4m), no fish of any kind shall be taken or retained in any net, when drawn or lifted, other than the kind or kinds expressly authorized to be taken or retained in such the net, as provided in this chapter; and except as provided by department order any such other kind or kinds of fish coming into or taken in such the nets shall be immediately returned, carefully and with as little injury as possible, to the waters from which they were taken.
248,459 Section 459. 29.30 (3) of the statutes, as created by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.516 (3).
248,460 Section 460. Subchapter IV (title) of chapter 29 [precedes 29.301] of the statutes is created to read:
CHAPTER 29
Subchapter IV
Hunting AND TRAPPING Regulation
248,461 Section 461. 29.33 (title) and (1) (title) of the statutes are renumbered 29.519 (title) and (1) (title).
248,462 Section 462. 29.33 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 29.519 (1) (a) and amended to read:
29.519 (1) (a) Any No person desiring to may conduct commercial fishing operations on any of the outlying waters shall first obtain unless the person is issued a commercial fishing license by the department.
(b) The department may limit the number of licenses issued under this section and designate the areas in the outlying waters under the jurisdiction of this state where commercial fishing operations shall be restricted. The department may establish harvest limits and allocate the harvest limits among commercial fishing licensees. The department may designate the kind, size and amount of gear to be used in the harvest. The limitations on licenses, restricted fishing areas, harvests and gear shall be based on the available harvestable population of fish and in on the wise use and conservation of the fish so as to prevent overexploitation.
(c) The department may promulgate rules defining the qualifications of licensees in the reasonable exercise of this authority, giving due consideration to residency, past record including compliance with the reporting requirements of sub. (5), fishing and navigation ability and quantity and quality of equipment possessed. Rules relating to licensing commercial fishers shall be based on criteria provided by the commercial fishing boards under sub. (7).
(d) The application for the license shall be made to the department on a blank provided for that purpose, accompanied by the fee specified in s. 29.092 29.563 (7). The application shall state the name, birthdate, description and residence address of the residence of the applicant, the manner in which he or she proposes to fish, the name or number and overall length of his or her boats, the name of the hailing port from which the boats will operate, and the number and kind of nets or other gear he or she intends to use in connection with commercial fishing and any other information required by the department for statistical purposes. The applicant shall provide an itemized listing of commercial fishing gear and equipment with the current values of those items of commercial fishing equipment, sufficient to meet the investment requirements for licensing as established in rules promulgated under this section. "Overall length" means the minimum distance between the extreme outside end of the bow and the stern using the nearest whole number of feet. The license shall be issued in accordance with s. 29.09.
(e) No outlying waters commercial fishing license may be issued to a person under the age of 18 years.
248,463 Section 463. 29.33 (2) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 29.519 (2) (title).
248,464 Section 464. 29.33 (2) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 29.519 (2) (c) and amended to read:
29.519 (2) (c) Nonresident defined. For the purpose of In this section, the term "nonresident" shall include includes any individual who is not a resident under s. 29.01 (12), any individual applying for a license for use of nets on a boat registered or of record at a port outside of the state, or any partnership, association, corporation or limited liability company any of whose stock, boats, nets and fishing equipment has been owned by a nonresident at any time during the 2 years immediately prior to the application for a license.
248,465 Section 465. 29.33 (2) (d) to (h) of the statutes are renumbered 29.519 (2) (d) to (h).
248,466 Section 466. 29.33 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
248,467 Section 467. 29.33 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 29.519 (4), and 29.519 (4) (b) and (c), as renumbered, are amended to read:
29.519 (4) (b) Each member of a crew engaged in the setting, lifting or pulling of nets or other devices set under authority of a commercial fishing license shall carry the crew license on his or her person while so engaged and upon demand of any conservation warden shall exhibit the license. Persons using minnow seines and dip nets used for taking smelt and minnows are exempt from this subsection.
(c) In case of illness or unavailability for good cause of a licensed crew member, an unlicensed person may work on a commercial fishing operation for a period not to exceed 48 hours under a temporary crew identification card, after which time he or she must obtain a crew license to engage in commercial fishing operations. Temporary crew identification cards shall be issued by the department to commercial fishing licensees for use as provided in this paragraph. Prior to use, the commercial licensee shall indicate on the temporary crew identification card the license number and name of the commercial fisher for whom the crew member will be working, the time and date the crew member commences work under the card and the crew member's name, address, description and his or her signature. The card shall be presented, upon request, to a conservation warden and must be in the possession of the crew member at all times while engaged in commercial fishing operations. The commercial fisher issuing the temporary crew identification card to an unlicensed person shall submit the card to the department with the commercial catch report submitted for the period in which work conducted under the card was performed.
248,468 Section 468. 29.33 (4g) of the statutes, as created by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.519 (4g) and amended to read:
29.519 (4g) Prohibition against operating fish farms. No person who holds a commercial fishing or crew license issued under this section may operate a fish farm that contains a species of fish that the holder of the license is authorized to catch under this section or rules promulgated under this section.
248,469 Section 469. 29.33 (4m) (title), (a) and (b) of the statutes are renumbered 29.519 (4m) (title), (a) and (b).
248,470 Section 470. 29.33 (4m) (c) (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.519 (4m) (c) (intro.).
248,471 Section 471. 29.33 (4m) (c) 1. and 2. of the statutes are renumbered 29.519 (4m) (c) 1. and 2.
248,472 Section 472. 29.33 (4m) (e) of the statutes, as created by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.519 (4m) (e).
248,473 Section 473. 29.33 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 29.519 (5).
248,474 Section 474. 29.33 (6) of the statutes is renumbered 29.519 (6) and amended to read:
29.519 (6) Inspection. For purposes of enforcement of this section, conservation wardens or department employes duly authorized and designated by the secretary, upon presenting appropriate credentials to the licensee or agent in charge, are authorized:
(a) To enter any building or structure, excluding a dwelling place, in which nets or fish are stored, processed, packed or held, or to enter any vessel boat or vehicle being used to transport nets or fish when the owner or agent in charge is present or upon 8 hours' notice at other times.
(b) To inspect buildings, structures, vessels boats or vehicles, all pertinent equipment including nets used or stored in the places to be inspected and any fish stored, processed, packed or held in the places to be inspected.
248,475 Section 475. 29.33 (6m) and (7) of the statutes are renumbered 29.519 (6m) and (7).
248,476 Section 476. 29.331 (2) (title) and (5) (title) of the statutes are created to read:
29.331 (2) (title) Shipments.
(5) (title) Molesting traps.
248,477 Section 477. 29.336 of the statutes is renumbered 29.522.
248,478 Section 478. 29.34 (title), (1), (2) and (4) (a) and (b) of the statutes are renumbered 29.523 (title), (1), (2) and (4) (a) and (b), and 29.523 (1) and (4) (a), as renumbered, are amended to read:
29.523 (1) Licenses which authorize the use of nets in the Mississippi river as limited herein River and in that part of the St. Croix river River downstream from the dam at St. Croix Falls shall be issued subject to s. 29.09 29.024 by the department to any a resident applying therefor who applies for a license. This subsection, as applicable to the St. Croix river shall River, is not become effective until unless Minnesota has enacted in effect similar legislation.
(4) (a) Except when lifting or setting a gill net, no person may use a seine, gill, bait, buffalo or frame net in the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers unless the net has the required number of metal tags stamped to designate the kind of net and number of the net license covering it securely fastened to it.
248,479 Section 479. 29.34 (4) (c) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.523 (4) (c).
248,480 Section 480. 29.34 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 29.523 (5) and amended to read:
29.523 (5) Each such licensee shall keep a strict record and account as to each variety of fish and the number of pounds thereof of each variety that are taken by the licensee in gear licensed to the licensee and such other information as the department requires; and shall report thereon to the department on or before the 10th day of each month during the license period.
248,481 Section 481. 29.34 (6) of the statutes, as created by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.523 (6) and amended to read:
29.523 (6) No person who holds a net license may operate a fish farm that contains a variety of fish that the holder of the license is authorized to catch under this section or under rules promulgated under this section.
248,482 Section 482. 29.343 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 29.526 (title) and amended to read:
29.526 (title) Slat net fishing in the Mississippi river River.
248,483 Section 483. 29.343 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.526 (1) and amended to read:
29.526 (1) A slat net license authorizing the taking of commercial fish through the use of slat nets in that part of the Mississippi river River over which this state has jurisdiction between the Minnesota-Iowa boundary line extended and the Wisconsin-Illinois boundary line extended shall be issued subject to s. 29.09 29.024 by the department to any resident who applies for this license.
248,484 Section 484. 29.343 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 29.526 (2).
248,485 Section 485. 29.343 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 29.526 (3) and amended to read:
29.526 (3) No person may use a slat net unless it is properly tagged. In order to be properly tagged a slat net is required to have attached to it a metal tag stamped to designate the kind of net and the number of the slat net license. Slat net tags are required to remain attached to the nets until replaced by renewal tags.
248,486 Section 486. 29.343 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 29.526 (4) and amended to read:
29.526 (4) No slat net may be set within 100 feet of any muskrat or beaver house. Any slat net found in any waters during the closed season for the use of slat nets and any slat net found on the Wisconsin banks or shores without a slat net tag and showing evidence of being used in the previous 5 months shall be seized and held subject to the order of the court or judge under s. 29.05 29.931 (2).
248,487 Section 487. 29.343 (5) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.526 (5).
248,488 Section 488. 29.343 (6) of the statutes, as created by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.526 (6) and amended to read:
29.526 (6) No person who holds a slat net license may operate a fish farm that contains a species of fish that the holder of the license is authorized to catch under this section or under rules promulgated under this section.
248,489 Section 489. 29.344 (title) and (1) to (4) of the statutes are renumbered 29.529 (title) and (1) to (4) and amended to read:
29.529 (title) Trammel net fishing in the Mississippi river River. (1) The department may issue a trammel net license to any resident who applies for this license subject to s. 29.09.
(2) This license authorizes the use of trammel nets in that part of the Mississippi river River over which this state has jurisdiction.
(3) No person may use a trammel net which exceeds 300 feet and no person may use a trammel net unless it is properly tagged. In order to be properly tagged, a trammel net is required to have attached to it a metal tag stamped to designate the kind of net and the number of the trammel net license. Trammel net tags are required to remain attached to the nets until replaced by renewal tags.
(4) No trammel net may be set within 100 feet of any muskrat or beaver house. Any trammel net found in any waters during the closed season for the use of trammel nets and any trammel nets found on the Wisconsin banks or shores without a trammel net tag and showing evidence of being used in the previous 5 months shall be seized and held subject to the order of the court or judge under s. 29.05 29.931 (2).
248,490 Section 490. 29.344 (5) of the statutes, as created by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.529 (5) and amended to read:
29.529 (5) No person who holds a trammel net license issued under this section may operate a fish farm that contains a species of fish that the holder of the license is authorized to catch under this section or under rules promulgated under this section.
248,491 Section 491. 29.36 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 29.531 (title).
248,492 Section 492. 29.36 (1) and (2) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, are renumbered 29.531 (1) and (2) and amended to read:
29.531 (1) A set or bank pole license authorizing the use of not to exceed 5 set or bank poles for taking, catching or killing fish in the inland waters of the state where the use of setlines is permitted shall be issued subject to s. 29.09 29.024 by the department to any resident applying who applies for this the license.
(2) No set or bank pole shall may be used unless there is securely attached thereto a metal to the pole a tag stamped with the number of the license covering the same. Tags shall be furnished by the department to the licensee at the time of issuing the license.
248,493 Section 493. 29.36 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 29.531 (3).
248,494 Section 494. 29.36 (4) of the statutes, as created by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.531 (4) and amended to read:
29.531 (4) No person who holds a set or bank pole license may operate a fish farm that contains a species of fish that the holder of the license is authorized to catch under this section or under rules promulgated under this section.
248,495 Section 495. 29.37 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 29.533 (title).
248,496 Section 496. 29.37 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is renumbered 29.533 (1) and amended to read:
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