Aggregate Program for Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass

250-RICR-90-00-23 ACTIVE RULE

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23.6Superseded Rules and Regulations

23.7General Eligibility

23.8Application and Permit

23.9General Permit Conditions

23.10Winter I Program

23.11Summer/Fall Program

23.12Penalties for Non-Compliance

Title 250 Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 90 Marine Fisheries
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 23 Aggregate Program for Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 01/08/2024

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § R.I. Gen. Laws Title 20
R.I. Gen. Laws Chapters 42-17.1
and 42-17.7
and in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-18(b)(5)
Administrative Procedures Act
as amended.

Purpose and Reason:

Proposal #1 (Division/noticed proposal):  

o Add summer flounder to the authorized species in the summer/fall program (May 1 – December 31) at a weekly possession limit of 7x the daily limit.

o Amend the black sea bass weekly possession limit from 5x to 7x the daily limit

Please see the accompanying supplemental document that provides all additional industry proposals provided