Today at 11:10 AM
The following regulations were filed yesterday, July 22, 2014, as follows:
1) Repeal of each of the following Parts of the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Regulations:
a. Part IV – Shellfish;
b. Part V - Bay Scallops;
c. Part VI - Dredging for Shellfish;
d. Part VIII – Oyster Regulations;
e. Part IX - Shellfish Buyer’s License – Statutes;
f. Part XVIII - Shellfish Grounds.
2) Adoption of new regulation “Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Regulations – Shellfish”, that incorporates all regulatory and management aspects of the above named regulations that were repealed.
There were no regulatory or management changes with the proposed rulemaking. The purpose of the proposed changes are only to streamline, de-fragment, clarify, and to remove unnecessary duplicative, obsolete, and non-regulatory (e.g., statutory, programmatic) language.
For a Summary of Changes to the RI Marine Fisheries Regulations, when posted, click here:
The regulations can be viewed in their entirety when posted at the DEM/DFW Marine Fisheries web site.