Recreational Fishing Law and Legal Definition

According to 50 CFR 660.11 [Title 50. Wildlife And Fisheries; Chapter VI. Fishery Conservation And Management, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Department Of Commerce; Part 660. Fisheries Off West Coast States; Subpart C. West Coast Groundfish Fisheries], ‘recreational fishing’ means “fishing with authorized recreational fishing gear for personal use only, and not for sale or barter.”