Article - Natural Resources
(a) The Department may make rules and regulations governing catching sturgeon in the waters of the State or possessing and selling within the State sturgeon caught in the waters of the State.
(b) The rules and regulations of the Department become effective only after a public hearing is held. The time, place, and purpose of the public hearing shall be advertised in one newspaper of general daily circulation in the State, and at least one newspaper circulated in each county, at least once per week for two successive weeks in advance of the hearing. After the hearing and adoption of the rules and regulations, they shall be published in the newspapers which published the notice of the hearing.