I am asking this question for a friend of mine. "Do state enforcement officers have any jurisdiction over federally managed fisheries? Specifically, if a brown shirt asks to see my fishing license, and instead of showing him my sport fish license if I instead hold up a Federally issued subsistence halibut card, is the officer going to make any further investigation (ask to see fish etc), or just say "Have a good day" and leave? I'm wondering because the by-catch rules for the subsistence halibut fishery are pretty loose. The way that I read them, I can catch anything that I would be allowed to catch as a sport fisherman while rod and reel subsistence halibut fishing- plus being exempt from a few sport fishing restriction."
Thanks guys for your help.