12.7.542 SHIPMENT INSPECTIONS
department may inspect shipments of imported bait leeches at mutually
convenient times and locations prior to removal of leeches from shipping containers.
(2) The department may seize and destroy any
shipment of bait leeches when:
(a) unwanted aquatic pests, including zebra
mussels, fish pathogens, or parasites are found in the shipment;
(b) bait leeches in the shipment have visible
symptoms of infectious disease or parasitic infection;
(c) the shipment is not from a
source authorized by the department or is not the species of leeches authorized
(d) zebra mussels have been found in drainages
from which the bait leeches were taken; or
(e) false information was provided in the permit
(3) The owner of a shipment of
bait leeches that is seized forfeits all rights to the shipment of leeches and
shall not be compensated for any loss.
History: 87-5-704, MCA; IMP, 87-5-711, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 827, Eff. 3/31/00.