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The Act prohibits the taking of horseshoe crabs for bait except during certain specified times. In order to harvest horseshoe crabs, individuals must obtain a valid commercial fishing license, and are limited to twenty-five horseshoe crabs per person or seventy-five per boat. However, an exception is provided for approved uses in the medical field, as long as the taker has a valid permit issued by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Furthermore, the Act does not prohibit the interstate import of horseshoe crabs provided the importer has a bona fide bill of lading as proof that such horseshoe crabs were not taken from the State in violation of these sections.

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