WVC 20 - 2 - 53
§20-2-53. License for privately owned commercial fishing
The director may issue a license for the operation of a
private pond or privately owned pond or impoundment to be used as
a commercial fishing preserve, provided such impoundments meet the
requirements of section twenty-seven of this article: Provided,
That only one license shall be required where more than
one private pond or privately owned pond or impoundment is operated
under one ownership and management and on one separate commercial
fishing preserve. The licensee shall have the authority to
establish the fishing seasons, size and creel limits for such
licensed pond or impoundment. A person fishing in such lake shall
not be required to possess the same statewide fishing license as
would be required of him if he were fishing in any of the public
waters of this state.
The annual fee for the commercial fishing preserve license
shall be twenty-five dollars.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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