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Annotated Summer Flounder Regulations

Annotated Bluefish Regulations

Annotated Scup Regulations

Annotated Black Sea Bass Regulations

Editing Changes

Annotated Legislative Findings

Pre-Hearing Workshop

State of Rhode Island
Department of Environmental Management

Division of Fish and Wildlife - Marine Fisheries


PPursuant 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 amendments to the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Regulations (RIMFR) and gives notice of intent to hold a workshop and public hearing to afford interested parties the opportunity for public comment.

Public comment will be solicited on the following proposals:

    1) Proposed amendments to "RIMFR - Finfish"
    a. Commercial Management for Sumnmer Flounder;
    b. Commercial Management for Bluefish;
    c. Commercial Management for Scup;
    d. Commercial Management for Black Sea Bass;
    e. Editing Changes.

    2) Proposed amendments to "RIMFR - Legislative Findings" :

The workshop will commence at 4:30PM on November 16, 2015 followed by the public hearing at 6:00PM at the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Coastal Institute Building, Hazard Room, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. The room is accessible to the disabled. Interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing will be provided if such services are requested at least three (3) business days prior to the hearing by contacting the RI Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at (401) 222-5300; or (401) 222-5301 (TTY); or

The Department has determined that small businesses may be adversely impacted by the proposed regulations. Small businesses which are either currently licensed, or in the future may seek a license to harvest, buy, sell, or produce seafood products, as well as the small businesses that provide services related to those engaged in such industries, are requested to comment on the proposed regulations on how such proposed action can be changed to minimize the impact on those small businesses affected.

Written comments concerning the proposed regulations may be submitted to Peter Duhamel, Division of Fish and Wildlife - Marine Fisheries office, 3 Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835 no later than 12:00 Noon on November 16, 2015. A copy of the proposed regulations is available for review from October 16 through November 16, 2015 at the Marine Fisheries offices, or by mail. A copy of the proposed regulation(s) has been filed with the Office of the Secretary of State's website at Proposed annotated regulations are also available in the margin on the left side of this page

Jason McNamee

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rev. 11/10/15