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Article - Natural Resources


    (a)    A person may not catch shrimp for commercial purposes unless the person first obtains a license from the Department.

    (b)    (1)    The Department may adopt regulations:

            (i)    Governing any aspect of the shrimp fishery; and

            (ii)    Establishing and implementing a pilot program related to fishing for shrimp.

        (2)    Regulations adopted under paragraph (1)(i) of this subsection may authorize the Department to establish for the shrimp fishery by public notice:

            (i)    Closed areas;

            (ii)    Catch limits;

            (iii)    Seasons;

            (iv)    Size limits;

            (v)    Gear restrictions; and

            (vi)    Reporting requirements.

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