28 November 2022

Georgia bans Marmorkrebs

Map of USA showing location of state of Georgia
The One Green Planet site is reporting that the southern US state of Georgia has announced plans to ban Marmorkrebs.

 

The ban would take effect 4 December 2022. A perusal of a public announcement from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (PDF) seems to show that keeping almost any other crayfish species – except Louisiana red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) and White river crayfish (Procambarus zonangulus) – would require a permit.

 

The state and provincial regulations seem to be picking up steam. But I continue to worry about whether these bans are taking into account that there might be researchers who might want to study these animals for scientific purposes.


External links

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Subject 391-4-8 Wild Animals (PDF)


Georgia finally expands restrictions on wild animals as pets


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