Section 9-11-58

Licenses of nonresident live fish and minnow dealers; fees of issuing authorities; disposition of fees.

(a) Any nonresident person, firm or corporation who engages in the capturing, purchasing, raising, propagating, breeding or acquisition or possession of live fish for the purpose of stocking or restocking any fresh waters of this state or the purchasing, raising, propagating, breeding or acquisition of minnows to be used as bait either in or outside this state where any or all of the foregoing are to be sold for stocking purposes or resale shall, before engaging in such activities, purchase an annual license from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which license shall be effective from October 1 through September 30, next following. Such licenses shall be as follows:

Nonresident retail dealer$200.00
Nonresident wholesale dealer$250.00

(b) All such license fees shall be paid to and permits obtained from the judge of probate or license commissioner on forms prescribed by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The judge of probate shall be allowed an issuance fee of $.25 out of the money received for each such license issued by him and shall remit the balance to the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources for deposit in the state Game and Fish Fund.

(c) It shall be unlawful for any nonresident retail or wholesale dealer to operate within this state without first obtaining the license or licenses required by subsection (a) of this section, and such dealers shall display such licenses in a conspicuous place in their places of business or vehicles transporting such fish.

(d) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $500.00 for the first offense and not less than $1,000.00 for the second or subsequent offenses.

(Acts 1970, Ex. Sess., No. 11, p. 2612, §§ 1-4.)