catching octos

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by Keith, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Keith

    Keith Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    so i'm planning on purchasing the one i'm preparing for from a dealer, but theres some info i think would just be good to know for future possibilities. are there octos that are legal to catch everywhere in the US? any that are completely illegal to catch? or does this simply differ from state to state?

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  2. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    In California, you can catch bimacs (outside of marine reserves and such) for your personal keeping with a sport fishing license, but it's illegal to collect them for resale in the pet trade. No other octo is restricted except in terms of (large) catch limits and a need for a fishing license. I don't know about other states, but my impression is that they are usually not much restricted at all.
     
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    interesting. thank you monty.
     
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    oh awesome. i can get both things down at my local fishing/hunting store. well hey i might end up with a bimac after all. i have no problem with free stuff.
     

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