RI Marine Fisheries Statutes and Regulations - Part XIX - Fish/Shellfish Dealer Regulations
250-RICR-90-00-7 INACTIVE RULE EMERGENCY RULE
|Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
|RI Marine Fisheries Statutes and Regulations - Part XIX - Fish/Shellfish Dealer Regulations
|Type of Filing
|04/12/2013 to 05/13/2013
Chapters 42-17.1, 42-17.6, 20-1-2, 20-1-4, 20-3-2 thru 20-3-6, 20-4 thru 20-10, and in accordance with 42-35, of the Rhode Island General Laws of 1956, as amended.
Purpose and Reason:
The purpose of this filing is to adopt regulatory amendments via emergency rule making to come into compliance with federal requirements by prohibiting the possession and/or importation of non-indigenous (non-native) horseshoe crab species within the State of Rhode Island
Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril:
Rhode Island is compelled to promulgate regulations to implement fishery management plans that have been adopted by the ASMFC. Recently, the ASMFC has adopted an addendum to their Horseshoe Crab fishery management plan, which contains a number of management changes that need to be adopted by the states.