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Proposed Annotated Regulations Part VII Summer Flounder, Tautog, Scup, and Black Sea Bass

Proposed Annotated Regulations Part XVI Narragansett Bay Menhaden management plan

Proposed Annotated Regulations Part XIX Fish/Shellfish Dealer Regulations

Slideshow for March 13, 2013 Public Hearing

Summary of Public Comments

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Department of Environmental Management


Pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 42-17.1 and 20-3 of the General Laws of Rhode Island as amended, and in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act Chapter 42-35 of the General Laws, the Director of the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) proposes certain amendments to the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Regulations and gives notice of intent to hold a public hearing to afford interested parties the opportunity for public comment.

Public comment will be solicited on the following proposals:

  1. Amendments to the Recreational Summer Flounder management plan;
  2. Amendments to the Recreational and Commercial Tautog management plan;
  3. Amendments to the Recreational Scup management plan;
  4. Amendments to the Recreational Black Sea Bass management plan;
  5. Amendments to the Narragansett Bay Menhaden management plan; and
  6. Amendments to RI Marine Fisheries Statutes and Regulations - Part XIX - Fish/Shellfish Dealer Regulations regarding the reporting of research set aside (RSA), and to update regulatory citations for consistency with certain statutory changes.

The public hearing will commence at 6:00 PM on ,Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Corless Auditorium, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. The room is accessible to the disabled. Interpreter services for the hearing impaired will be provided if such services are requested at least (3) business days prior to the hearing. Requests for such services may be made in writing or by calling TTY (711) or (401) 222-5300. A recording of the hearing will be made by DEM staff. Written comments concerning the regulations proposed for promulgation by the DEM may be submitted to the Division of Fish and Wildlife, 3 Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835 no later than 12:00 PM on March13, 2013.

A copy of the proposed regulations will be available for examination from February 11 through March 13, 2013 by mail or at the offices of the Division of Fish and Wildlife located at 3 Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835. Electronic copies of the proposed regulations will also be available on the DEM website at the following address:

Janet Coit, Director
Department of Environmental Management

Date Posted: 2/7/2013

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