§ 1 This code shall be known as the Fish and Game Code.
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§ 3 The provisions of this code, insofar as they are substantially the …
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§ 5 Whenever reference is made to any portion of this code or of any …
§ 6 Whenever a power is granted to, or duty is imposed upon, a public …
§ 7 Whenever a statement or report is required to be made, it shall be …
§ 8 The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the …
§ 9 The masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter.
§ 9.2 “Spouse” includes “registered domestic partner,” as required by …
§ 10 The singular number includes the plural, and the plural, the …
§ 11 Whenever in this code the doing of an act between certain dates or …
§ 12 Wherever the term “Fish Commission Fund” or “Game Preservation Fund” …
§ 13 Unless otherwise specified by statute, any notice or other written …
§ 13.5 “Adaptive management,” unless otherwise specified in this code, means …
§ 14 “Anadromous fish” means fish which spawn in fresh water and spend a …
§ 15 “Angling” means the taking of, or attempting to take, fish by hook …
§ 16 “Affix” means physically attached to or imprinting an electronic …
§ 17 “Aquaculture” means that form of agriculture devoted to the …
§ 18 “Bag limit” means the maximum limit, in number or amount, of birds, …
§ 19 “Possession limit” means the maximum, in number or amount, of birds, …
§ 22 “Bird” means a wild bird or part of a wild bird.
§ 24 “Buy” includes an offer to buy, purchase, barter, exchange, or trade.
§ 27 “Chumming” means the placing in the water of fish, or other material …
§ 29 “Closed season” means that period of time during which the taking of …
§ 30 “Commission” means the Fish and Game Commission, and “commissioner” …
§ 32 “County” includes city and county.
§ 33 “Credible science” means the best available scientific information …
§ 35 “Day” means calendar day, and “week” means calendar week.
§ 37 “Department” means the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
§ 39 “Director” means the Director of Fish and Wildlife.
§ 41 “District” means fish and game district.
§ 43 “Ecosystem-based management” means an environmental management …
§ 45 “Fish” means a wild fish, mollusk, crustacean, invertebrate, …
§ 46 “Guide boat” means a boat or vessel under 25 feet in length, which is …
§ 48 “Hook” or “fishhook” means an implement to catch or hold fish or …
§ 51 “Kelp” means kelp or other marine aquatic plants and the seeds …
§ 54 “Mammal” means a wild or feral mammal or part of a wild or feral …
§ 54.5 “Marine finfish aquaculture” means the propagation, cultivation, or …
§ 55 “Mile” means either a statute mile (5,280 feet) or a nautical mile …
§ 56 “Net” means any gear made of any kind of twine, thread, string, rope, …
§ 57 “Nonresident” means a person who is not a resident as defined in …
§ 60 “Oath” includes affirmation.
§ 61 “Ocean ranching” means aquaculture where juvenile anadromous fish are …
§ 62 “Open season” means that period of time during which the taking of …
§ 64 “Order,” “rule,” and “regulation” are used interchangeably and each …
§ 67 “Person” means any natural person or any partnership, corporation, …
§ 68 “Purchase” means “buy” as defined in Section 24.
§ 70 “Resident” means any person who has resided continuously in the State …
§ 73 “Section” means a section of this code unless some other statute is …
§ 75 “Sell” includes offer or possess for sale, barter, exchange, or …
§ 79 “Shall” is mandatory and “may” is permissive.
§ 80 Unless the provision or context otherwise requires, a provision of …
§ 81 “Signature” or “subscription” includes mark when the signer or …
§ 82 “Slurp gun” means a self-contained, hand-held device used to capture …
§ 83 “State” means the State of California, unless applied to the …
§ 86 “Take” means hunt, pursue, catch, capture, or kill, or attempt to …
§ 88 “Transport” includes offer or receive for transportation.
§ 89 For the purposes of this code, “recycled water” or “reclaimed water” …
§ 89.1 “Waters of the state,” “waters of this state,” and “state waters” …
§ 89.5 “Wildlife” means and includes all wild animals, birds, plants, fish, …

Terms Used In California Codes > Fish and Game Code > Division 0.5 > Chapter 1 - General Definitions

  • Aquaculture: means that form of agriculture devoted to the propagation, cultivation, maintenance, and harvesting of aquatic plants and animals in marine, brackish, and fresh water. See California Fish and Game Code 17
  • Buy: includes an offer to buy, purchase, barter, exchange, or trade. See California Fish and Game Code 24
  • Commission: means the Educational Innovation and Planning Commission. See California Education Code 33509
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Credible science: means the best available scientific information that is not overly prescriptive due to the dynamic nature of science, and includes the evaluation principles of relevance, inclusiveness, objectivity, transparency, timeliness, verification, validation, and peer review of information as appropriate. See California Fish and Game Code 33
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Kelp: means kelp or other marine aquatic plants and the seeds thereof. See California Fish and Game Code 51
  • Mile: means either a statute mile (5,280 feet) or a nautical mile (6,077 feet) depending on the application. See California Fish and Game Code 55
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Purchase: means "buy" as defined in Section 24. See California Fish and Game Code 68
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Resident: means any person who has resided continuously in the State of California for six months or more immediately prior to the date of his application for a license or permit, any person on active military duty with the Armed Forces of the United States or auxiliary branch thereof, or any person enrolled in the Job Corps established pursuant to Section 2883 of Title 29 of the United States Code. See California Fish and Game Code 70
  • season: means "open season. See California Fish and Game Code 62
  • State plan: means the plan for the use of Title IV funds as approved by the State Board of Education. See California Education Code 33509
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • subscription: includes mark when the signer or subscriber cannot write, such signer's or subscriber's name being written near the mark by a witness who writes his own name near the signer's or subscriber's name. See California Fish and Game Code 81
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Title IV: means Title IV, Parts A, B, C, and D of the Educational Amendments of 1978 (Public Law 95-561) as amended. See California Education Code 33509
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC