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FGC Sec 4500 Marine Mammals
FISH AND GAME CODE
4500. (a) It is unlawful to take any marine mammal except in
accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of
1972 (Chapter 31 (commencing with Section 1361) of Title 16 of the
United States Code) or provisions of Title 50 of the Code of Federal
Regulations, or pursuant to subdivision (b) of this section.
(b) At such time as federal laws or regulations permit the state
to assume jurisdiction over marine mammals, the commission may adopt
regulations governing marine mammals and the taking thereof.
(c) For purposes of this chapter, "marine mammals" means sea
otters, whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions.