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97C.025 Fishing and motorboats prohibited in certain areas.

(a) The commissioner may prohibit fishing or the operation of motorboats by posting waters that:

(1) are designated as spawning beds or fish preserves; or

(2) are being used by the commissioner for fisheries research or management activities.

An area may be posted under this paragraph if necessary to prevent excessive depletion of fish or interference with fisheries research or management activities.

(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), a person may not take fish or operate a motorboat if prohibited by posting under paragraph (a).

(c) An owner of riparian land adjacent to an area posted under paragraph (a) may operate a motorboat through the area by the shortest direct route at a speed of not more than five miles per hour.

HIST: 1986 c 386 art 3 s 6; 1993 c 231 s 47; 1Sp1995 c 1 s 32