Fishing in Europe

Taking or Destroying Fish in Germany

Provisions relating to taking or destroying fish in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-five, under the heading “Criminal Self-seeking,” located in Section 293 Taking or destroying fish, which reads: Whosoever, in violation of anothers fishing rights or rights granted by a fishing licence 1. fishes; or 2. appropriates for himself or a third person, damages or destroys an object which is subject to the fishing laws, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than two years or a fine.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to taking or destroying fish is current as of 2010

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