(a) The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shall immediately approve the hardship licenses selected on November 17, 1995, pursuant to Executive Order No. 12.
(b) An individual approved pursuant to subsection (a) shall be subject to the same renewal qualifications as persons licensed under Act No. 95-287, H. 424, 1995 Regular Session.
(c) Hardship licenses approved by this section shall be subject to the transfer system established by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources pursuant to Act No. 95-287, H. 424, 1995 Regular Session.
(d) This section shall be construed together with all laws relating to gill net licensure.