This amendment updates the scientific names of the Virile (or “Northern”) crayfish and the Calico (“papershell”) crayfish.
Title 3 – Department of Conservation
Division 10 – Conservation Commission
Chapter 9—Wildlife Code: Confined Wildlife: Privileges, Permits, Standards
(3) Fish and crayfish may be bought, sold, transported, propagated, taken, and possessed by any person without permit throughout the year in any number or size and by any method providing—
(E) Only the Virile (or “Northern”) crayfish ([Orconectes]Faxonius virilis) may be purchased for re-sale or sold for use as live bait. Live Virile (or “Northern”) crayfish may not be imported into the state;
(H) Approved Aquatic Species List.
A. Calico (“papershell”) crayfish ([Orconectes]Faxonius immunis)
B. Freshwater prawn (Macrabrachi um rosenbergii)
C. Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)
D. Red swamp crawfish (Procambarus clarkii)
E. Virile (or “[n]Northern”) crayfish ([Orconectes]Faxonius virilis)
F. White River crawfish (Procambarus acutus)
AUTHORITY: sections 40 and 45 of Art. IV, Mo. Const. and section 252.040, RSMo 2016. This rule was previously filed as 3 CSR 10-4.110(5), (6) and (10). Original rule filed June 26, 1975, effective July 7, 1975. For intervening history, please consult the Code of State Regulations. Amended: Filed March 1, 2019.
PUBLIC ENTITY COST: This proposed amendment will not cost state agencies or political subdivisions more than five hundred dollars ($500) in the aggregate.
PRIVATE ENTITY COST: This proposed amendment will not cost private entities more than five hundred dollars ($500) in the aggregate.
NOTICE TO SUBMIT COMMENTS: Anyone may file a statement in support of or in opposition to this proposed amendment with Regulations Committee Chairman, Department of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180, or via the department’s website at http://short.mdc.mo.gov/Z49. To be considered, comments must be received within thirty (30) days after publication of this notice in the Missouri Register. No public hearing is scheduled.