Section 9-11-94.1

Purchase of tags required for each tarpon taken, killed, or harvested.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess or kill or harvest from the public waters of this state the fish commonly known as the tarpon (Megalops Atlanticus), and has been designated as the official state saltwater fish of the State of Alabama, pursuant to Section 1-2-8, without first obtaining from the Marine Resources Division of the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources a tag which shall be affixed to the tarpon immediately upon the kill or harvest from the public waters of Alabama.

(b) The cost of the tags for the tarpon shall be $50 per tag, and the Marine Resources Division may promulgate rules and regulations concerning the sale of the tags and the quantity thereof which may be purchased by any person during one calendar year.

(c) Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $250 for each offense.

(Acts 1993, No. 93-750, p. 1487, §§1-3.)