TITLE 20
Fish and Wildlife

CHAPTER 20-1
General Provisions

SECTION 20-1-16


   § 20-1-16  Penalty for violations. – (a) Unless otherwise specifically provided, the violation of any law or rule or regulation relating to wild animals, wild birds, lobsters and fish, marine, freshwater and anadromous fisheries and shellfisheries shall be a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or imprisonment for up to ninety (90) days, or both.

   (b) Striped bass penalties. Any person, firm or corporation shall be fined in accordance with the following schedule:

   (1) First offense. Upon conviction, not less than one hundred dollars ($100) for each striped bass taken, possessed, sold or possessed and/or offered for sale and imprisonment for up to ninety (90) days or both.

   (2) Second offense. Upon conviction, not less than two hundred dollars ($200) for each striped bass taken, possessed, sold or possessed, and/or offered for sale and imprisonment for up to ninety (90) days, or both; and any boat, fishing tackle or other implements used in violation shall be subject to forfeiture to the state.

   (3) Third and subsequent offences. Upon conviction, not less than five hundred dollars ($500) for each striped bass taken, possessed, sold or possessed and/or offered for sale and imprisonment for up to ninety (90) days, or both; and any boat, fishing tackle or other implements used in this violation shall be subject to forfeiture to the state.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 197, § 3; P.L. 2011, ch. 357, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 369, § 1.)