1.Collection and reporting of statistics.
The commissioner may, with the advice and consent of the advisory council, adopt
rules to collect pertinent data with respect to the fisheries, including, but not
limited to, information regarding the type and quantity of fishing gear used, catch
by species in numbers of fish or weight, areas in which fishing was conducted, time
of fishing, number of hauls and the estimated processing capacity of, and the actual
processing capacity utilized by United States fish processors. The commissioner may
collect statistics from any source and may require reporting of these statistics.
The information collected by or reported to the commissioner is confidential and may
not be disclosed in a manner or form that permits identification of any person or
vessel, except when required by court order or when specifically permitted under this
section. The commissioner may share data collected under this section with the National
Marine Fisheries Service or successor organization for research or fisheries management
purposes as long as federal laws and regulations protect the confidentiality of the shared data. The commissioner may share landings data collected under this subsection with the
Bureau of Marine Patrol when necessary for the enforcement of reporting requirements
under this section. The commissioner shall adopt rules to carry out the purposes of this section. Rules
adopted under this section are routine technical rules pursuant to Title 5, chapter
375, subchapter 2-A.
2013, c. 49, §1 (AMD)
2.Renewal of licenses.
If a holder of a license issued under this Part fails to provide information required
under this section, the commissioner may refuse to renew that holder's license until
the holder complies with the requirements of this section.
2003, c. 170, §1 (NEW)
1977, c. 661, §5 (NEW).
1983, c. 9, (RPR).
1985, c. 268, §2 (AMD).
2003, c. 170, §1 (RPR).
2013, c. 49, §1 (AMD).
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