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§ 49-15-309. Establishment of saltwater recreational fishing record list.

(1)  The department is hereby authorized and directed to establish and maintain a saltwater recreational fishing record list of marine fish taken in the state. 

(2)  The department shall direct fisheries biologists of the department to seek records from fishing rodeos, tournaments or other valid sources of the largest fish of each marine species commonly occurring in the waters of the state. 

(3)  The department shall declare the initial listing as the official state saltwater records. 

(4)  The department shall establish criteria for maintaining and updating the official records list. 

(5)  The department is hereby directed to present all state record holders with a certification of achievement in marine recreational fishing. 

Sources: Laws,  1994, ch. 578, § 6, eff from and after July 1, 1994.