DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES  
FISHERIES DIVISION  
MARKETING OF IMPORTED COMMERCIAL AND GAME FISH  
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of natural resources by  
section 14 of Act No. 84 of the Public Acts of 1929, as amended, and section 9 of Act  
No. 380 of the Public Acts of 1965, being SS308.14 and 16.109 of the Michigan  
Compiled Laws)  
R 299.1061 Documents and records of wholesalers and retailers.  
Rule 1. Imported commercial fish species and game fish, not processed outside the  
state and sold to the consumer in the same package as imported, when of a size,  
weight, or species not prohibited by the laws of the state or country where caught, may be  
possessed, transported, offered for sale and marketed as follows:  
(a) A wholesale fish dealer who, directly or indirectly, imports the fish shall (i) retain  
for 30 days following importation a commercial invoice or bill of sale or, if imported  
from Canada, the customs entry or customs broker's statement, to include species of fish  
and formal entry number; (ii) keep a record including quantity and species of fish and  
name and address of every retailer to whom he sells or ships such fish; and (iii) make  
the invoices, customs documents, and records available for inspection by any  
conservation officer at any reasonable time.  
(b) A retail fish dealer shall retain, until the fish are disposed of by sale or otherwise, a  
bill of sale or invoice, indicating quantity and species of fish and name and address of  
consignor for inspection by any conservation officer at any reasonable time.  
History: 1979 AC.  
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