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Register July 2018 No. 751
Chapter NR 25
COMMERCIAL FISHING — OUTLYING WATERS
NR 25.01   Purpose.
NR 25.02   Definitions.
NR 25.03   Commercial fishing licenses.
NR 25.04   Transfer of commercial fishing licenses.
NR 25.05   Open seasons; size limits; possession and harvest limits.
NR 25.06   Quotas and catch fees.
NR 25.07   Individual licensee catch quotas.
NR 25.08   Transfer of individual licensee catch quotas.
NR 25.09   Commercial fishing gear.
NR 25.10   Restricted commercial fishing areas.
NR 25.105   Exemptions.
NR 25.11   Handling of illegal fish.
NR 25.12   Processing of fish.
NR 25.13   Commercial fishing reports.
NR 25.135   Fleet reporting programs.
NR 25.14   Possession of fishing equipment.
NR 25.15   Taking of fish by or for the department.
NR 25.16   Lake trout tagging and identification.
NR 25.17   Wholesale fish dealer reports.
NR 25.18   Landing and transportation of fish.
NR 25.19   Vehicle identification requirements.
Ch. NR 25 Note Note: Chapter NR 25 as it existed on September 30, 1976, was repealed and a new chapter NR 25 was created effective October 1, 1976. Corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, December, 1998, No. 516.
NR 25.01 NR 25.01Purpose.
NR 25.01(1) (1) This chapter, along with other applicable rules and statutes, regulates commercial fishing in the outlying waters.
NR 25.01(2) (2) The rules contained in this chapter are not intended to, nor do they authorize, the sale or introduction into interstate commerce for purposes of human consumption or use fish taken from the outlying waters which fail to meet food and drug administration (FDA) standards.
NR 25.01(3) (3) Except as modified by an agreement with the tribe of the treaty fisher, the following sections of this chapter are applicable to treaty fishers fishing in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Superior:
NR 25.01 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1976, No. 249, eff. 10-1-76; r. and recr. Register, October, 1979, No. 286, eff. 11-1-79; emerg. cr. (3), eff. 4-22-86; cr. (3), Register, October, 1986, No. 370, eff. 11-1-86; emerg. am. (3) (intro.), eff. 3-10-87; am. (3) (intro.), Register, December, 1987, No. 384, eff. 1-1-88.
NR 25.02 NR 25.02Definitions. Except as otherwise specifically defined in the statutes, the following terms, for the purposes of this chapter, are defined as follows:
NR 25.02(1) (1) “Allouez Bay" means that body of water in Douglas county lying south of a line commencing at the most northerly point in section 29, township 49 north, range 13 west, and running due east in a straight line to the water's edge on north line of section 28, same township and range.
NR 25.02(2) (2) “Baileys Harbor" means that body of water in Door county lying north of a line commencing at the most southerly point in section 21, township 30 north, range 28 east at N45°03.303, W87°05.526, and running in a straight line westerly to the south line of section 20, same township and range at N45°03.294, W87°07.505.
NR 25.02 Note Note: All latitude and longitude coordinates are expressed in degrees and minutes.
NR 25.02(3) (3) “Chunked" means fish from which the viscera, head and tail have been removed.
NR 25.02(3m) (3m) “Cisco” means the fish species commonly known as lake herring or as cisco.
NR 25.02(4) (4) “Closed area" means any area designated as a refuge by rule or statute, or any area where fishing is restricted in any manner by rule.
NR 25.02(5) (5) “Closed season" means that period of the year not embraced within the open season for each species of fish therefor as provided in s. NR 25.05 (1) during which the taking of the fish species enumerated is prohibited.
NR 25.02(6) (6) “Commercial fish" is any species of game or rough fish for which an open season has been provided in s. NR 25.05.
NR 25.02(7) (7) “Commercial fisher" means a person required to obtain a license under s. 29.519 (1m), Stats.
NR 25.02(8) (8) “Commercial fishing" means fishing for fish regulated by this chapter with commercial gear or methods other than those commonly known as hook and line fishing or angling, the taking of smelt pursuant to s. NR 20.20, or the taking of minnows.
NR 25.02(9) (9) “Commercial fishing gear" or “commercial gear" is that equipment identified in or regulated by this chapter, with the exception of hook and line or angling equipment, gear for the taking of smelt pursuant to s. NR 20.20, or the taking of minnows.
NR 25.02(10) (10) “Commercial ice fishing" means the setting and operating of commercial fishing gear through and from the surface of the ice.
NR 25.02(11) (11) “Condition of the fish" means the form that fish are in, and includes but is not limited to fresh round, fresh dressed, frozen dressed, fresh fillet, frozen fillet, fresh chunked, frozen chunked, smoked dressed, smoked fillet, smoked chunked, fresh snipped or frozen snipped.
NR 25.02(12) (12) “Department" means the Wisconsin department of natural resources.
NR 25.02(13) (13) “Detroit Harbor" means that body of water in Door county lying north of a line commencing at the most southerly point in section 14, township 33 north, range 29 east at N45°20.016, W86°56.451, and running in a straight line to the most southerly point in section 18, township 33 north, range 30 east at N45°20.054, W86°54.139.
NR 25.02 Note Note: All latitude and longitude coordinates are expressed in degrees and minutes.
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