§ 20-3-5. Emergencies.
The marine fisheries council may, without requirement of notice of hearing, recommend closure of any or all of the coastal waters of the state to the taking of any or all types of fish, lobsters, and shellfish where it determines that a biological emergency exists that imminently threatens the marine resources of the state subject to the provisions of § 42-35-3(b).
(P.L. 1981, ch. 197, § 3; P.L. 2004, ch. 359, § 2.)