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§ 49-15-321. Commission authorized to establish sanctuaries and nursery grounds; unlawful to engage in prohibited activity in designated sanctuary or nursery area.

The commission is hereby authorized to establish sanctuaries to protect the state's fishing resources. The establishment of a sanctuary shall be based on overall public interest and prudent fisheries management and research. The commission shall establish nursery grounds in the estuaries and bays sufficient to protect the state's fishing resources. 

It shall be unlawful to engage in any activity prohibited by the commission in a designated sanctuary or nursery area. 

Sources: Laws,  1994, ch. 578, § 12, eff from and after July 1, 1994.