Commercial and Recreational Saltwater Fishing Licensing Regulations


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Title 250 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 90 Marine Fisheries
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 2 Commercial and Recreational Saltwater Fishing Licensing Regulations
Type of Filing Technical Revision
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 01/01/2017 to 01/01/2018

Regulation Authority:

Chapter 42-17.1, Section 20-1-4, Section 20-2.1 and Public Laws Chapter 02- 047, in accordance with Chapter 42-35 of the Rhode Island General Laws of 1956, as amended.

Purpose and Reason:

The below revision is respectively submitted for a technical revision, with the proposed language as follows: (6.7-8) Issuance of New Licenses upon Sale of Vessel and/or Gear (a) This section applies only to purchasers, of vessels and gear, who are residents. (b) Transfer or sale of licenses and endorsements between the purchaser and seller of a vessel and/or gear is prohibited; provided, however, that if the seller of a vessel and/or gear who is actively fishing his or her license shall have first surrendered it to the Department, the Department will, upon application, issue one new license to the purchaser of the vessel and/or gear, pursuant to the terms and conditions of this section. This revision was subject of a public hearing that was held on November 16, 2016. The subject language appeared in the proposed regulation at the time of notice when public comment was solicited and was inadvertently deleted at the time of final filing. It was never intended that this language be stricken nor were any comments provided indicating a desire for this deletion