RULES UTAH RESTRICTED SPECIES LIST

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Source: https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r657/r657-003.htm#/E23
(1) All species of fish listed in Subsections (2) through (30) are classified as prohibited for collection, importation and possession, except:

(a) Koi, (Cyprinus carpio) family Cyprinidae is prohibited for collection, and noncontrolled for importation and possession;

(b) all species and subspecies of ornamental aquatic animal species not listed in Subsections (2) through (30) are classified as prohibited for collection, and noncontrolled for importation and possession; and

(c) all native and nonnative species and subspecies of fish that are not ornamental aquatic animal species and not listed in Subsections (2) through (30) are classified as prohibited for collection, and controlled for importation and possession.

(2) Carp, including hybrids, family Cyprinidae (All species, except Koi).

(3) Catfish:

(a) Blue catfish, (ictalurus furcatus) family Ictaluridae;

(b) Flathead catfish, (Pylodictus olivaris) family Ictaluridae;

(c) Giant walking catfish (airsac), family Heteropneustidae (All species);

(d) Labyrinth catfish (walking), family Clariidae (All species); and

(e) Parasitic catfish (candiru, carnero) family Trichomycteridae (All species).

(4) Herring:

(a) Alewife, (Alosa pseudoharengus) family Clupeidae; and

(b) Gizzard shad, (Dorosoma cepedianum) family Clupeidae.

(5) Killifish, family Fundulidae (All species).

(6) Pike killifish, (Belonesox belizanus) family Poeciliidae.

(7) Minnows:

(a) Bonytail, (Gila elegans) family Cyprinidae;

(b) Colorado pikeminnow, (Ptychocheilus lucius) family Cyprinidae;

(c) Creek chub, (Semotilus atromaculatus) family Cyprinidae;

(d) Emerald shiner, (Notropis athernoides) family Cyprinidae;

(e) Humpback chub, (Gila cypha) family Cyprinidae;

(f) Least chub, (Iotichthys phlegethontis) family Cyprinidae;

(g) Northern leatherside chub, (Lepidomeda copei) family Cyprinidae;

(h) Red shiner, (Cyprinella lutrensis) family Cyprinidae;

(i) Redside shiner, (Richardsonius balteatus) family Cyprinidae;

(j) Roundtail chub, (Gila robusta) family Cyprinidae;

(k) Sand shiner, (Notropis stramineus) family Cyprinidae;

(l) Southern leatherside chub, (Lepidomeda aliciae) family Cyprinidae;

(m) Utah chub, (Gila atraria) family Cyprinidae;

(n) Virgin River chub, (Gila seminuda) family Cyprinidae; and

(o) Virgin spinedace, Cyprinidae Family (Lepidomeda mollispinis).

(p) Woundfin, (Plagopterus argentissimus) family Cyprinidae.

(8) Burbot, (Lota lota) family Lotidae.

(9) Suckers:

(a) Bluehead sucker, (Catostomus discobolus) family Catostomidae;

(b) Desert sucker, (Catostomus clarki) family Catostomidae;

(c) Flannelmouth sucker, (Catostomus latipinnis) family Catostomidae;

(d) June sucker, (Chasmistes liorus) family Catostomidae;

(e) Razorback sucker, (Xyrauchen texanus) family Catostomidae;

(f) Utah sucker, (Catostomus ardens) family Catostomidae; and

(g) White sucker, (Catostomus commersoni) family Catostomidae.

(10) White perch, (Morone americana) family Moronidae.

(11) Cutthroat trout, (Oncorhynchus clarki) (All subspecies) family Salmonidae.

(12) Bowfin, (All species) family Amiidae.

(13) Bull shark, (Carcharhinus leucas) family Carcharhinidae.

(14) Drum (All freshwater species), family Sciaenidae.

(15) Gar, (All species) family Lepidsosteidae

(16) Jaguar guapote, (Cichlasoma managuense) family Cichlidae.

(17) Lamprey, (All species) family Petromyzontidae.

(18) Mexican tetra, (Astyanax mexicanus, except blind form) family Characidae.

(19) Mooneye, (All species) family Hiodontidae.

(20) Nile perch, (Lates, luciolates) (All species) family Centropomidae.

(21) Northern pike, (Esox lucius) family Esocidae.

(22) Piranha, (Serrasalmus, All species) family Characidae.

(23) Round goby, (Neogobius melanostomus) family Gobiidae.

(24) Ruffe, (Gymnocephalus cernuus) family Percidae.

(25) Snakehead, (All species) family Channidae.

(26) Stickleback, (All species) family Gasterosteidae.

(27) Stingray (All freshwater species) family Dasyatidae.

(28) Swamp eel, (All species) family Synbranchidae.

(29) Tiger fish or guavinus, (Hoplias malabaricus) family Erythrinidae.

(30) Tilapia, (Tilapia and Sarotherodon) (All species) family Cichlidae.
If you do not live in Utah and you want to sell fish here, you have to make sure they are not on the restricted species list of your state.
 
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Are all of these prohibited because it says so by the Law? Or because you don't want them on here?
 

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I feel like 3a, 3b, 7a-7p, 10, 15, 22, 27 and 30 aren't illegal.
 

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Oh because that's Utah, yeah I've forgotten, I don't live there, I'm allowed to own like almost all of that.
 
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Oh because that's Utah, yeah I've forgotten, I don't live there, I'm allowed to own like almost all of that.
I would love to own some of the fish on the list, but the bans are necessary to keep invasive fish from taking over. It says freshwater stingrays, but that is only atlantic rays, not amazon river rays.
 

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Okay that makes it better because I was thinking about Rays like Leopoldi's and Motoro's
 
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Okay that makes it better because I was thinking about Rays like Leopoldi's and Motoro's
Nope. Those are amazon river rays and they are perfectly legal. Even though it says freshwater, they really mean brackish. The law is poorly written and I know someone who has contacted Utah Fish and Wildlife and amazon rays are legal.
 
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