Fish and Wildlife


SECTION 20-2-22

§ 20-2-22. Nonresident's noncommercial shellfish license.

(a) Every nonresident over the age of twelve (12) years may obtain a nonresident, noncommercial annual shellfish license for a fee of two hundred dollars ($200).

(b) A nonresident may obtain one noncommercial limited license per calendar year covering fourteen (14) days, including the date of issue, for eleven dollars ($11.00).

(c) A nonresident must obtain a shellfish landing license, for a fee of two hundred dollars ($200), to land shellfish (surf clams, blue mussels, ocean quahaugs, sea scallops) harvested outside Rhode Island waters.

(d) A nonresident landowner, as defined in § 20-1-3(a)(5), who owns residential real estate in Rhode Island assessed for taxation at a valuation of not less than thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) may, with proof of residential property ownership in the form of a current tax bill from a town or city hall showing that the nonresident landowner is current in his or her property tax obligation, obtain an annual, noncommercial, nonresident shellfish license for a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 197, § 3; P.L. 1988, ch. 278, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 17, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 78, § 2.)