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FGC Sec 6850-6896 Generally AMPHIBIA (Fish)

SECTION 6850-6896

6850. As used in this article, "frog" means all species of frog.

6851. Except as otherwise provided in this code or in regulations
adopted by the commission, it is unlawful to take or possess any frog
for commercial purposes.
This article does not apply to frogs grown pursuant to Division 12
(commencing with Section 15000).

6852. Any person who conducts a place of business where frogs are
sold to the public for food, or who takes or possesses frogs for sale
to, or for use by, educational or scientific institutions for
scientific purposes, may possess only at the place of business any
number of frogs which have been legally obtained pursuant to this
code or regulations adopted by the commission.

6854. It is unlawful to take frogs by the use of firearms of any
caliber or type.

6855. The department may issue a permit to take and dispose of
frogs under such limitations as the commission may prescribe, when,
in the judgment of the department, such frogs are polluting the water
supply in any area, or otherwise constitute a nuisance.

6880. As used in this article, "frog-jumping contest" means a
contest generally and popularly known as a frog-jumping contest which
is open to the public and is advertised or announced in a newspaper.

6881. Frogs to be used in frog-jumping contests shall be governed
by this article only. Frogs to be so used may be taken at any time
and without a license or permit.

6882. If the means used for taking such frogs can, as normally
used, seriously injure the frog, it shall be conclusively presumed
the taking is not for the purposes of a frog-jumping contest.

6883. Any person may possess any number of live frogs to use in
frog-jumping contests, but if such a frog dies or is killed, it must
be destroyed as soon as possible, and may not be eaten or otherwise
used for any purpose.

6884. A frog which is not kept in a manner which is reasonable to
preserve its life is not within the coverage of this article.

6885. The commission has no power to modify the provisions of this
article by any order, rule, or regulation.

6895. "Native amphibians" as used in this article means
salamanders, toads, or any other member of the class amphibia native
to California.

6896. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the commission
shall establish rules for the commercial take, sale, transport,
export, or import of native amphibians.