They can sell their catch only if they hold a commercial registration Lic,
They can buy and resell if they hold a valid Lic to buy seafood wholesale
It is state code so it is hard to say exactly why, but I bet that the following:
2. Persons independently harvesting and selling, trading, or bartering no more than three gallons of minnows per day who are not part of, hired by, or engaged in a continuing business enterprise.
Was put in to cover your basic teenager catching bait and selling it at the dock as a hobby.
Just get some "Made In China" Minnows, much cheaper $1.00 a dozen, but they have been know to be missing fins, eyes and some don't have heads :) At the outrageous price of $2.50, I bet they outsource all bait catching this yr to foreign countries,lol...
I keep shiners and salty's myself and the attrition is stagering. At 2.25 a dozen just pass Starbucks up and you have enough for two dozen.
Debating Minnow prices are we. What a great use of this forum. Do they put up a good fight?
Let me cry it just took over $100 to fill up the dually! Go fish'n.
Lady Nan Sea II Captain Bobby Allen P-Town Va.(Churchland)
2002 Proline 22Walk 2006 Zuki 225
Rock'n n Reel'n
If I don't take the time to catch my own...I don't complain, but that's just me.