Commercial Marine Fishing Licenses Issued between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022 that remain in effect through December 31, 2022


250-RICR-90-00-22 ACTIVE RULE

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22.1Purpose

22.2Authority

22.3Superseded Rules and Regulations

22.4Definitions

22.5General Management and Licensing Regulations


Title 250 Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 90 Marine Fisheries
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 22 Commercial Marine Fishing Licenses Issued between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022 that remain in effect through December 31, 2022
Type of Filing Direct Final Adoption
Regulation Status Active
Effective 07/03/2022

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § R.I. Gen. Laws Chapters 42-17.1
20-2.1
and 20-2.2
R.I. Gen. Laws § 20-1-4 and in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 42-35
the Administrative Procedures Act

Purpose and Reason:

A new statute effectuated on July 1, 2022, altered the previous commercial fishing license structure as described in Part 2 of this Subchapter, thus eliminating the Commercial Fishing License (CFL) and Principal Effort License (PEL) license types, as well as all the fishery endorsement types including Restricted Finfish, Non-Restricted Finfish, Quahaug, Soft-shell Clam, Shellfish Other, Whelk, Crustacean, and Non-lobster Crustacean. In response, Part 2 of this Subchapter was amended to reflect the new license structure; to be effective on July 1, 2022 consistent with the effective date of the statute.  The purpose of these Regulations is to maintain regulations in place pertinent to licenses issued between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022, and which remain in effect through December 31, 2022.  Licenses and endorsements issued beginning July 1, 2022 will be issued pursuant to Part 2 of this Subchapter, as amended with an effective date of July 1, 2022.