Fish and Wildlife

CHAPTER 20-2.2
Recreational Saltwater Fishing License

SECTION 20-2.2-2

§ 20-2.2-2. Purposes.

The purposes of this chapter are to:

(1) Enable recreational fisherman to fish legally in the marine waters of Rhode Island, and in all offshore federal waters, via a state-based recreational fishing licensing program, established in accordance with the requirements set forth by the federal Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. § 1801 et seq.);

(2) Establish a state-based licensing program that will: provide Rhode Island recreational fisherman, including residents and non-resident visitors, with a convenient and inexpensive licensing process; support and contribute to more accurate state-based fishing and resource assessments; and provide for fair and effective management programs that optimize benefits and opportunities for Rhode Island recreational fisherman; and

(3) Establish a dedicated funding vehicle to support improved coastal access opportunities for recreational fisherman along the Rhode Island shoreline.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 375, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 379, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 451, § 25.)