(1) Import permittees shall agree prior to issuance of the permit and the permit shall specify that the department may inspect shipments of imported fish or eggs at mutually convenient times and locations after entering Montana and prior to release or placement.

(2) When shipments are inspected pursuant to permit conditions or illegal shipments are inspected pursuant to 87-3-224, MCA, the department may order the shipment removed from the state or destroyed in a manner that will not contaminate any waters of the state when:

(a) designated pathogens are found in the shipment;

(b) fish in the shipment have visible symptoms of infectious diseases,

(c) the shipment is not authorized by permit or proper certification does not accompany the shipment, or

(d) false information was provided on the permit application or required certifications.

History: Sec. 87-3-223, MCA; IMP, Sec. 87-3-209, 87-3-210, 87-3-221, 87-3-222, 87-3-223, 87-3-224, 87-3-225, 87-3-226, 87-3-227, MCA; NEW, 1991 MAR p. 1275, Eff. 7/26/91.