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Commercial Freshwater Fishing

A Guide to the Laws and Regulations on Commercial Freshwater Fishing

Commercial fishing is defined by Georgia Code Title 27 as fishing for the purpose of sale, or the sale or offering for sale of fish by the person taking such fish or fishing with commercial gear. This summary of information is intended as a popular guide to the laws and regulations which govern commercial freshwater fishing in Georgia. You should reference Georgia Code Title 27 for the exact wording of the law and Chapter 391-4-3 and 391-2-4, Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia published by the Secretary of State for exact copies of the regulations.


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