Fish and Wildlife
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Compact
§ 20-8-2 Amendment of compact.
The state of Rhode Island hereby enters into an amendment of the Atlantic
States Marine Fisheries Compact, § 20-8-1, with any one or more of the
states of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia,
and Florida or such other states as may become party to that compact for the
purpose of permitting the states that ratify this amendment to establish joint
regulation of specific fisheries common to those states through the Atlantic
states marine fisheries commission and their representatives on that body.
Notice of intention to withdraw from this amendment shall be executed and
transmitted by the governor and shall be in accordance with article XII of the
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Compact, § 20-8-1, and shall be effective
as to this state with those states which similarly ratify this amendment. This
amendment shall take effect as to this state with respect to any other of the
above-mentioned states as to take similar action.
AMENDMENT NO. 1 OF THE ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES
The states consenting to this amendment agree that any two or
more of them may designate the Atlantic states marine fisheries commission as a
joint regulatory agency with such powers as they may jointly confer from time
to time for the regulation of the fishing operations of the citizens and
vessels of such designating states with respect to specific fisheries in which
such states have a common interest. The representatives of such states on the
Atlantic states marine fisheries commission shall constitute a separate section
of such commission for the exercise of the additional powers so granted
provided that the states so acting shall appropriate additional funds for this
purpose. The creation of such section as a joint regulatory agency shall not
deprive the states participating therein of any of their privileges or powers
or responsibilities in the Atlantic states marine fisheries commission under
the general compact.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1949, ch. 2360, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 20-8-2.)