Hi! I'm Douglas, a foreign student and native fish lover from China. I've started fish keeping since kindergarten, native fish and other native aquatic animals are of my favorites. I enjoy collecting fish in the wild and breeding them too.
Now I'm a freshman here in Georgia, and I'd like to try something new. However, there's something I'm uncertain about the regulations. Here are some of my questions:
1.How do you guys get your fish? I do know that all native freshwater fish in Georgia are protected and cannot be collected without permission. But, which permission do I need? I went over the natural resources agency website but couldn't find anything about diddle-nets and other common ways to collect small fish species.
2.What if I don't collect fish by myself, and instead I purchase them online? Is it legal for me to possess them without a permission?
3.What about other aquatic animals, like crayfish?
Thanks a lot for solving my problems. Here are some animals I kept in China.