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    A List Of States and Countries where Piranha are Illegal

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    Here is a list of Places that Piranha are Illegal

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    No. STATE
    STATUTE
    WORDING SPECIES PROHIBITED


    1.
    ALABAMA
    Controlled under State Code and Permit Program
    Piranha or any Serrasalmus spp.

    2.
    ARIZONA
    Arizona Game and Fish Commission Regulations R12-4-406(F).
    Piranha, all species of the genera Serrasalmus, Serrasalmo, Phygocentrus, Teddyella, Rooseveltiella, and Pygopristis.

    3.
    ARKANSAS
    Controlled under State Code and Permit Program
    Prianha - may be possessed for display and educational purposes with a written permit from the Arkansas Game and Fish
    4.
    CALIFORNIA
    California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 671: Illegal to import, transport, or possess live specimens w/o a permit
    (D) Family Characidae - Characins
    2. All species of the genera Serrasalmus, Serrasalmo, Pygocentrus, Taddyella, Rooseveltiella, and Pygopristis (Piranhas)

    5.
    COLORADO
    DNR regulations, Article VII, #012, subsection C, possession

    Permits required as aquarium pets
    Piranha: Including members of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus

    6.
    CONNECTICUT
    Importation of Fish

    26-55-1. Importation, transportation

    or liberation of live fish or live fish eggs
    The importation or possession of piranha of the subfamily: Serrasalminae, genera Serrasalmus, Serrasalmo, Pygocentrus, Teddyella, Roosevetiella, and Pygopristus is prohibited - discretionary permit issued by Commissioner.

    7.
    FLORIDA Rule 68A-23.008 Florida Administrative Code and Chapter 370.081 Florida Statues
    Subfamily Serrasalminae (including Serrasalmus spp., Pygocentrus spp., Pygopristis spp., Rooseveltiella spp.) No permits will be granted for any species of piranha or pirambeba (subfamily Serrasalminae).

    8.
    GEORGIA
    Official Code 27-5
    Class Osteichthyes: (A) Order Cypriniformes (Suborder Characoidei): Family Characidae (tetra, piranha): Genera Serrasalmus, Serrasalmo, Pygocentrus, Taddyella, Rooseveltiella, Pygopristis (piranhas) -- All species;

    9.
    HAWAII
    Prohibited Animal List - §4-71-6
    Family Characidae; Catoprion (all species in genus) Pygocentrus (all species in genus); Piranha, Serrasalminae - Piranha, (all species in subfamily except the species in the following genera: Colossoma, pacu; Metynnis, silver dollar; Myleus, silver dollar; Myloplus, myloplus; and Mylossoma, pacu). Serrasalmo (all species in genus), Serrasalmus (all species in genus).

    10.
    IDAHO
    IDAPA 13.01.10.100.01.c
    100. PERMITS, REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPORT, EXPORT, TRANSPORT AND SALE

    01. Import, Export, Transport, or Sell Restrictions. No permit shall be required from the Department of Fish and Game to import, export, transport or sell the following: (3-23-94)

    c. Ornamental or tropical aquarium fish of varieties commonly accepted for interstate shipment, but not including green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris), white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus), walking catfish (family Claridae), bowfin (Amia calva), gar (family Lepiostidae), piranhas (Serrasalmus sp., Rosseveltiella sp. Pygocentrus sp.), rudd (Scardinus erythropthalmus), Ide (Leuciscus idus), grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), and snakeheads or china fish (Channa sp.). (3-23-94).

    11.
    KENTUCKY
    301 KAR 1:122

    Importation, possession; live fish
    Section 3. The following live aquatic organisms shall not be imported, sold, possessed in aquaria or otherwise: (1) Sub-family Serrasalminae - piranha, piraya, pirae, or tiger characins.

    12.
    LOUISIANA
    Controlled under State Code and Permit Program
    Piranha (except under permit at public facilities)

    13.
    MAINE
    Unrestricted Species List

    Title 12 MRSA 7237, and 7377

    Regulations Chapter 2.3 and 7.60
    Only species appearing on the unrestricted species list may be possessed.

    (Piranhas are not on the list, therefore illegal to own).

    14.
    MASSACHUSETTS
    All aquarium trade fish may be kept without a permit except species categorically non-exempt pursuant to 321 CMR 9.01(3), and except that the following species are prohibited without a permit Piranha (Pygocentrus spp. and Serrasalmus spp.)

    15.
    MISSISSIPPI Permits required for all non-native plants and animals. Piranha are prohibited under separate regulation Piranha and pirambeba all species (Serrasalminiae)
    16.
    NEVADA
    NAC 503.110
    Piranhas - all species in the genera Serrasalmus, Serrasalmo, Pygocentrus, Teddyella, Rooseveltiella and Pygopristis.

    17.
    NEW MEXICO
    Article VII - Aquatic Wildlife

    33-1-102, C.R.S.
    Piranha: including members of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus

    18.
    NEW YORK
    Statutory Authority: ECL 1117-03 (6)
    No person shall import, export, own or possess, acquire or dispose of live pirhanna fish (Serrasalmus, Rooseveltiella, or Pyrocentrus) within the state without a license or permit issued at the discretion of the department for scientific, biological, or exhibition purposes.

    19.
    OKLAHOMA
    Amended at 8 Ok Reg 2005, [eff 5-13-91]
    Piranha group: Serrasalmus spp., Pygocentrus spp., Rooseveltiella spp., Catoprion spp.

    20.
    NORTH CAROLINA
    Possession of Certain Fishes

    15a ncac 10c .0211
    It is unlawful to transport, purchase, possess or sell any live individuals of piranha.
    21.
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    SECTION 1. Section 50-13-1630(A) of the 1976 Code
    piranha (all members of Serrasalmus, Rooseveltiella, and Pygocentrus genera);

    22.
    TEXAS
    TAC Title 31, Part 2, Chapter 57, SubChapter A.

    RULE §57.111
    Piranhas and Pirambebas: Family Serrasalmideae, Subfamily: Serrasalminae--all species except pacus of the genus Piaractus.

    23.
    UTAH
    Title 16, Chapter 16-100
    Piranha

    24.
    VIRGINIA
    4 VAC 15-30-10 Possession, importation, sale, etc., of wild animals Characidae Pygopristis spp. Piranhas, Pygocentrus spp. Rooseveltiella spp. Serrasalmo spp. Taddyella spp.
    25.
    WASHINGTON
    Appendix C

    Deleterious Exotic Wildlife

    WAC 232-12-017 and 232-12-01701
    Piranha (also pirambeba, caribe, pira, piraya, chupita, rodoleira, palometa) and all species of the genera Serrasalmus, Rooseveltiella, and Pygocentrus


    State, Ordinance, Position and Punishment.

    Some States where piranha are legal, there are local ordinances prohibit the piranha.

    INCOMPLETE LISTING OF LOCAL ORDINANCES PROHIBITING PIRANHAS, INCLUDING FINES

    CITY STATE ORDINANCE POSITION FINE/PUNISHMENT

    Henrietta
    New York
    Housing Operations - Finance & Administration
    No pets or animals are allowed in residence halls. Fish, except for piranha and oscars, are allowed.
    Expulsion from building

    Sterling Heights
    Michigan
    Chapter 8 Animal Regulatory Ordinance - Ord. No. 215- A, 12-19-89, mended Ch. 6 (recodified in the 1992 Code as Chapter Cool to read herein set out. Chapter 6 formerly contained similar provisions and was derived from Ord. No. 215, 1, adopted Feb. 25, 1980.
    8-13. (a);(7) It shall be unlawful for a person to possess, breed, buy or sell, exchange, or attempt to harbor the following exotic or wild animals: piranha fish
    8-76. Penalties. Any person who violates this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed ninety (90) days or a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or both, in the descretion of the court. (1978 Code 6-76; Ord. No. 215-A, 6, 12-19-89.

    Taos
    New Mexico
    County Ord. 1991-2- Article I, 8-2, Article 7, 7-1B.
    (10) Venomous fish and piranha
    Article 12, E.

    First offense (in a calendar year): $50

    Second offense (in a calendar year): $150

    Third offense (in a calendar year: $300

    In addition to the above stated fines, a court of competent jurisdiction may also impose incarceration of up to ninety (90) days for any violation set forth in paragraph E.

    Orem
    Utah
    Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90; Ord. No. 0-92-007, Amended, 05/05/02

    Chap. 5 Animal Contro, 5-1,5-1-1 V (10)
    Venomous fish and piranha
    5-1-13. Violation.

    Any person violating any provisions of this Chapter, shall be subject to a fine in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment for a period not to exceed six (6) months, or by such fine and imprisonment. Each day a violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such (Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90).

    Van Buren
    Arkansas
    Title 6 ANIMALS AND FOWL; Chapter 6.08
    6.08.07(d) venomous fish and piranha
    no data

    Cibola (County)
    New Mexico
    Ord. 01-01 and NMSA 1978, §4-3 7- 1
    Sec. II EE (10) venomous fish and piranha
    Section III (A)(1) Each violation of any provision of this Ordinance shall constitute a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof the offender shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $300.00 and/or imprisonment for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days. In addition to the foregoing penalties, the offender may be required to attend animal training or care school.

    Lewiston
    Maine
    Chapter 14,

    Sec. 14-1 (b)(2)
    Piranha
    Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall pay a fine of no less than one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00), unless othewise specified in this ordinance, for each of the first and second violation. The minimum penality for any subsequent violation of this ordinance shall be five hundred dollars ($500.00), unless otherwised specified in this ordinance, for each offense.

    Massillon Ohio Chapter 505, 505.14 (c)(23)
    Piranha fish (Characidae)
    (g) Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree for the first offense with an enhancement to a misdemeanor of the third degree for any subsequent offenses. A separate offense should be as deemed committed for each day during or where a violation occurs or continues.
    (Ord. 187-1997. Passed 10-20-97.)

    Lakewood Ohio Chapter 505, 505.18(22)(b)
    Piranha fish (Characidae)
    (f) Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. A separate offense shall be as deemed committed for each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues. (Ord. 22-85. Passed 5-20-85.)

    Colorado Chapter 0 General Provisions Article III #008 Prohibited Species 6-10-2002
    Piranha, including member of the genera Serrasalmus, Rooseveltiella and Pygocentrus.
    Proof of ownership required before 1978 for possession with approval from State Fish and Wildlife.

    Cowlitz WA Chap. 6-10 Title 6, 6.12.030
    Piranha
    Fine varies from $100-$250 and imprisonment.




    COUNTRIES WHERE PIRANHA ARE ILLEGAL TO POSSESS - INCOMPLETE LIST

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    Re: A List Of States and Countries where Piranha are Illegal

    Post by cichlidlover27 on Sat 28 Mar 2009, 01:32

    Very Nice Metal I think you should sticky this cheers
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    Done and Done Shaun!!!


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    Re: A List Of States and Countries where Piranha are Illegal

    Post by ~Rich~ on Sat 28 Mar 2009, 04:33

    must be a pain in the ass, being banned in some areas from keeping P's!
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    I couldn't imagine! pale


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    Re: A List Of States and Countries where Piranha are Illegal

    Post by Gspilo84 on Fri 08 May 2009, 07:20

    excellent post Michael, you dont know how many times i am asked that! "Are ps legal lol"? lol!
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    Post by Metal Maniac on Sun 31 May 2009, 15:14

    Lolololol.... lol!

    I check once a week for changes too...if any come up i will list them in another thread!

    Cheers bro!


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    Re: A List Of States and Countries where Piranha are Illegal

    Post by frogstomper1 on Wed 03 Jun 2009, 17:03

    yea,good read,this info will help alot of people from getting pinched lol!


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    Very true

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    hahahaha
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    Lololol \m/(><)\m/


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    Re: A List Of States and Countries where Piranha are Illegal

    Post by Lori on Sun 20 Dec 2009, 19:18

    Too bad people are irresponsable and release their fishies into lakes,rivers,ponds etc..I am in Colorado(I'm taking my chances on getting caught)and there were findings here on a golf course(in colorado springs)that a shoal of rbp were living and breeding.And it gets pretty cold here.I dunno about where ya'll are from but here all most have to do if they need to find a new home most they can give to their LFS.Some peoples children!
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    Post by Metal Maniac on Sat 09 Jan 2010, 12:32

    i'm in Ontario Canada Lori and people release Piranha and well,all kinds of aquatics but they don't make it except i have heard years ago of Piranha Thriving near the power plant where the release waters are warmer and the temp stays above 70 there all year round

    People are VERY irresponsible with releasing in the wild!

    Not only do you affect the eco system but what about the specimen..the stress it goes through with the shock of a total new chemistry too the body

    ..if people were responsible these laws would need not apply!


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    Re: A List Of States and Countries where Piranha are Illegal

    Post by Metal Maniac on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 20:40

    FYI Everyone,
    I updated the list today..should be Tip Top


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