A person may not operate a charter boat and guide anglers on Lake Superior or the St. Louis River Estuary for compensation without a fishing guide license. For purposes of this subdivision and section 97A.475, subdivision 15, "St. Louis River Estuary" means the United States Coast Guard navigable waters of the lower St. Louis River to the Minnesota State Highway No. 23 bridge.
The commissioner shall adopt rules for:
(1) issuance of the licenses, including qualifications for licensees; and
(2) record keeping and reporting by licensees.
A person may not use a watercraft for activities authorized under this section unless the watercraft complies with all applicable licensing and safety requirements of the United States Coast Guard.