2014 RHODE ISLAND COMMERCIAL STRIPED BASS TAGS
The 2014 RI commercial striped bass tags are now available at the Department of Environmental Managements Marine Fisheries Office in Jamestown, RI, and DEM’ s Division of Coastal Resources Office in the Port of Galilee, RI, for licensed RI seafood dealers.
State regulations require that no striped bass may be sold unless it has been properly identified with a commercial striped bass tag provided by DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife. Any licensed dealer who receives commercial striped bass tags is required to submit a tagging report to the Division accounting for each tag received, whether used, broken, or unused. Dealers, who do not supply tagging reports for the tags they have already been issued, or who are not compliant with SAFIS dealer reporting requirements, will not be allowed to receive additional tags. Dealers who do not submit tagging reports accounting for each tag issued in 2014, will not be issued any tags in 2015. An electronic excel template is available upon request for any dealer who wishes to submit their tagging reports electronically via email. Tagging reports may be submitted directly at Marine Fisheries or Coastal Resources, or via email, mail, or fax. Anyone with questions should contact Nicole Lengyel at 401-423-1940 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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