TITLE 20
Fish and Wildlife

CHAPTER 20-1
General Provisions

SECTION 20-1-28


§ 20-1-28 Regulation of exotic baitfish – Prohibition on importation, sale and transport of exotic baitfish species.

(a) No person shall import, transport, culture or sell exotic species of baitfish, as specified by the director, in Rhode Island. The director shall promulgate rules and regulations governing the prohibition and its applicability. The regulations shall include a list of approved native baitfish and a list of prohibited non-native or exotic species. The prohibition and its enforcement shall not become effective until the rules and regulations governing the prohibition and its applicability take effect.

(b) Violations of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500).

History of Section.
(P.L. 2011, ch. 166, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 182, § 1.)