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5274F4 Fenton Frog figurineSky Blue Satin Art Glass Pond Buddies HP MIB
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is it legal to sell fish i catch while pleasure fishing?

i've caught a lot of fish this year and my freezer is getting full. my pond is also full of fish. is it legal for me to sell fish i catch or do i need some kind of commercial fishing license?

I would say no, it is not legal. However, I don't know what state you're in and you need to check your state's fishing proclamation -- it will cover such considerations. In every state I've fished in, it is blatantly illegal to sell fish you catch with a recreational fishing license. I've seen regulations that prohibit even giving fish away to others.

Now, are such things enforced and are you going to get caught doing this? Maybe yes, probably no. I wouldn't think your house will be swarmed by SWAT teams for taking $20 from a buddy in exchange for some fresh fish. However, I'm willing to bet you will be breaking the law and if by chance you were caught, the penalties could be stiff -- fines, suspension of license, and maybe even confiscation of fishing gear.

Also, many states specify that the catch limit is a possession limit. This means that if the limit for bass is 3 per day, you are only permitted to have 3 bass, period. You cannot have 3 bass you caught today, 3 cooking in a frying pan, and 3 more you put in the freezer. Check your proclamation to be sure.

All of these regulations are meant to prevent recreational fishing from becoming an unregulated, commercial concern. There are many reasons states do not want recreational anglers from opening fish markets and selling their catch to the public -- fishing pressure, health concerns, legal liability, competition with commercial fishermen... you name it.

EDIT: I see that some well-meaning people say that you should barter or keep the sale of your fish very casual. Now, maybe you're worried about legalities because you don't want to get caught, or maybe you don't want to disobey the law no matter what. I repeat that if you are concerned about whether it's lawful to sell, trade, or give away your fish, you should read your state fish proclamation (you should read it anyway). Most states have online fishing regs, and they are available for free anywhere sporting goods are sold.

Here's the very first line of the Ohio Hunting & Fishing Regulations:

"It is unlawful to buy or sell any fish taken by angling from any water area in the state where an Ohio Fishing License is required."

Here's some language from the Idaho Fishing Seasons and Rules:

"IT IS UNLAWFUL to sell or buy fish or parts of fish taken from Idaho waters EXCEPT as provided by Idaho Code."

(Their capitalization, not mine.) In other words, you have to be a licensed commercial fisherman to sell. Could a fish and game officer make a case that you're "selling" fish if you give your buddy a bagful of fresh fish every week and he gives you a box of 30-30 shells? Stranger things have happened. Here's more:

"No person shall transport for another or accept as a gift any game fish unless a proxy statement signed by the taker accompanies the fish, showing the number and kinds, the date taken, the taker’s name, address, and fishing license number. See page 41 for the proxy form."

In other words, even giving fish away requires a legal paper trail in Idaho. In other states you are not permitted to give fish away at all. These rules are in place to prevent recreational angling from becoming a sort of gray-market, secondary economy, for the reasons I mentioned above.

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