Section 9-11-190

Catching of nongame fish from public waters by use of wire baskets - When, where and how permitted.

The Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources is hereby authorized and empowered to promulgate rules and regulations authorizing the taking, catching or killing of nongame fish from the public waters of this state by the use of wire baskets having a mesh of one inch or more; provided, however, that the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources shall only promulgate such a regulation upon the written petition of all of the state representatives and state senators from the county or counties in which said regulation or regulations shall be effective.

Petitions from state representatives and state senators as provided for above shall specify whether the wire baskets they desire shall have a mesh of one inch or two inches. No regulation shall be promulgated allowing the use of wire baskets in Lewis M. Smith reservoir on the Sipsey fork of the Warrior River unless the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources receives a petition from all of the state representatives and state senators from the counties which border on said reservoir.

(Acts 1967, No. 287, p. 814, §1.)