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Posted 14 January 2007 - 08:00 PM

what fish are illegal to keep in louisiana? im talking about natives and tropicals

serious ? because i saw on another forum site the the red arrowana is illegal in florida

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 08:39 PM

http://www.legis.sta....asp?doc=105196

319. Exotic fish; importation, sale, and possession of certain exotic species prohibited; permit required; penalty

A. No person, firm, or corporation shall at any time possess, sell, or cause to be transported into this state by any other person, firm, or corporation, without first obtaining the written permission of the secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, any of the following species of fish: freshwater electric eel (Electrophorus sp.); rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus); all members of the families Synbranchidae (Asian swamp eels); Channidae (snakeheads); Clariidae (walking catfishes); Trichomycteridae (pencil catfishes); all species of tilapia, and carp, except koi or common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and goldfish (Carassius auratus). Any fish which requires a permit under the provisions of this Subsection shall not be returned to the water if taken from state waters, and any such fish may be possessed only by properly permitted people or if the fish is dead.

B. All permits granted under the provisions hereof shall be on an annual basis except for permits issued for triploid grass carp possession and transportation for aquatic plant control. All requests for such permission shall indicate the source, number, and destination of the species named therein.

C. The provisions contained herein shall be enforced by the commission, and its decision in the granting or denial of the permission referred to herein shall be final.

D. No person shall have in possession or sell in this state a piranha or Rio Grande Cichlid; except that, piranha may be possessed and displayed at the Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Institute, New Orleans, as authorized by a special permit issued by the department, under conditions the department deems necessary to prevent their introduction into waters of the state. Neither the permit nor the conditions and requirements thereof shall be required to be adopted pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.

E. Violation of any of the provisions of this Section constitutes a class four violation.

Acts 1974, No. 223, 1. Amended by Acts 1981, No. 837, 3; Acts 1981, No. 838, 1; Acts 1982, No. 94, 1; Acts 1988, No. 939, 1, eff. July 26, 1988; Acts 1990, No. 695, 1, eff. July 20, 1990; Acts 1992, No. 528, 1, eff. June 29, 1992; Acts 1995, No. 1142, 1; Acts 2003, No. 91, 1, eff. May 28, 2003.



Please also see:

http://www.wlf.louis...nce/threatened/

pallid sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus albus
Gulf sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrhinchus desotoi
pearl darter, Percina aurora
Alabama shad, Alosa alabamae

It's probably a good Idea to contact the state directly if you plan on any fish that might be considered injurious, threatened or endangered in the state. New legislation can be passed and updated lists can slip through the cracks.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:33 AM

http://www.legis.sta....asp?doc=105196
Please also see:

http://www.wlf.louis...nce/threatened/

pallid sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus albus
Gulf sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrhinchus desotoi
pearl darter, Percina aurora
Alabama shad, Alosa alabamae

It's probably a good Idea to contact the state directly if you plan on any fish that might be considered injurious, threatened or endangered in the state. New legislation can be passed and updated lists can slip through the cracks.


why is Clariidae illegal?

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 06:02 PM

why is Clariidae illegal?

Walking catfish? La. doesn't want the same problem Florida has.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 06:37 PM

why is Clariidae illegal?


The United States Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes walking catfish as injurious. Many articles on established walking catfish populations can be found with normal searches such as Google.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 07:32 PM

why is Clariidae illegal?

This is why:
http://encarta.msn.c...ng_on_Land.html

You probably need Internet Explorer to view that video. It would not work in Firefox for me; maybe I just need a plug-in.

I think any invasive species that can do that is obviously a serious problem.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:02 PM

This is why:
http://encarta.msn.c...ng_on_Land.html

You probably need Internet Explorer to view that video. It would not work in Firefox for me; maybe I just need a plug-in.

I think any invasive species that can do that is obviously a serious problem.


That is a great video! I had no idea that they moved that efficiently on land.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:02 AM

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: gosh that is insane

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:30 AM

why is tilapia? i mean its full of omega 3 very good for you to eat

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:39 AM

why is tilapia? i mean its full of omega 3 very good for you to eat


All of these species are banned either because they are considered injurous or invasive.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:44 AM

We already have enough trouble with invasive aquatic plants down here.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:04 PM

that video is pretty impressive

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 06:12 PM

thanks for finding the video, Ed. Did you do the music yourself? :-({|= Just kidding.




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