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97A.552 FISHING REGULATIONS; EXECUTIVE ORDER.

Subdivision 1.Order authorized.

(a) The governor may by executive order:

(1) require that fish that are lawfully taken by angling and possessed in Canada be brought into the state in-the-round;

(2) authorize fish lawfully taken by angling in Canada to be transported within the state or out of the state by a nonresident;

(3) require that a Minnesota resident transporting in Minnesota fish that have been taken by angling in Canada possess a Minnesota angling license; and

(4) require that any advertisement of fishing resorts or facilities in Canada in printed or broadcast form originating or distributed within the state must contain a summary of the requirement of clause (1) and penalty for noncompliance.

(b) An executive order issued under paragraph (a) is effective the day following the filing of a certified copy thereof in the Office of the Secretary of State, and remains in effect until rescinded by order of the governor.

Subd. 2.Penalty for noncompliance.

A violation of an executive order imposing the requirement in subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), is a misdemeanor, and in addition to any criminal penalty imposed, fish brought into or transported within the state contrary to that executive order must be confiscated, and a penalty of $10 for each fish must be imposed.