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97C.041 COMMISSIONER MAY REMOVE ROUGH FISH AND CATFISH.
The commissioner may take rough fish, lake whitefish, and rainbow smelt with seines,
nets, and other devices. The commissioner may also take catfish with seines, nets, and other
devices on the Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary waters. The commissioner may hire or contract
persons, or issue permits, to take the fish. The commissioner shall prescribe the manner of taking
and disposal. The commissioner may award a contract under this section without competitive
bidding. Before establishing the contractor's compensation, the commissioner must consider the
qualifications of the contractor, including the contractor's equipment, knowledge of the waters,
and ability to perform the work.
History: 1986 c 386 art 3 s 9; 2000 c 495 s 41