Fish and Wildlife

Commercial Fisheries

SECTION 20-4-3

§ 20-4-3. Otter trawls, pair trawls, and beam trawls – Areas allowed.

Any duly licensed resident commercial fisherman and a nonresident commercial fisherman licensed pursuant to § 20-2-28 [repealed], may operate otter, beam, or pair trawls or other mechanical trawling device subject to rules and regulations of the marine fisheries council, in the area of Narragansett Bay, and Sakonnet River south of a line, extending from Spink Neck in the town of North Kingstown in a northeasterly direction to Pine Hill Point on Prudence Island and from a point at Homestead Dock on the easterly shore of Prudence Island, thence northeasterly to Hog Island shoal light, thence to the north abutment of Mt. Hope Bridge in the town of Bristol, and south of a line extending from McCurry Point on the east side of the town of Portsmouth northeasterly in a line to southerly point of Jack's Island, so-called, in the town of Tiverton. The area subject to this section may be changed by rules and regulations adopted by the marine fisheries council.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 197, § 3.)