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The DC Code: § 8-103.03 Protection of aquatic life.

Index8 Environmental and Animal Control and Protection (Refs & Annos)
a
While regulating against water pollution and except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, the Mayor shall protect aquatic animals and plants, and shall preserve and restore aquatic life in District waters for aesthetic enjoyment, for recreation, and for industry.
b
(1) The Mayor shall study the number and the well-being of aquatic plants and animals, and shall determine the need to license or otherwise limit fishing and other forms of hunting, sports or industry which take or destroy aquatic life or the aquatic habitat. The Mayor shall consider the economic impact upon the various segments of the public before establishing fees for licenses.
2
The Mayor may establish fishing seasons and other seasons for hunting, sports or industry, which take or destroy aquatic life or the aquatic habitat.
3
Revenues from licensing regulatory schemes under this section shall not be used for purposes other than the administration and management of the District's fisheries and wildlife resources. License fees paid by anglers and other users of these resources shall not be used for purposes other than the administration of the District's Fisheries and Wildlife Division.
c
The Mayor may enter into agreements with state and federal agencies to manage and protect aquatic life.
d
The Mayor may protect against aquatic life which creates a nuisance in the District.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-923. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-57 rewrote subsec. (b)(3) which had read as follows: "(3) Revenues from a licensing regulatory scheme under this section shall be used only for protecting and managing aquatic life." Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Water Pollution Control Temporary Amendment Act of 2004 (D.C. Law 15-321, April 8, 2005, law notification 52 DCR 4710). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Water Pollution Control Emergency Amendment Act of 2004 (D.C. Act 15-655, December 29, 2004, 52 DCR 477). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Water Pollution Control Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-54, March 17, 2005, 52 DCR 3172). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Water Pollution Control Emergency Amendment Act of 2005 (D.C. Act 16-201, November 17, 2005, 52 DCR 10509). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Water Pollution Control Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-280, February 27, 2006, 53 DCR 1626). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 5-188, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 8-103.01. Law 16-57, the "Water Pollution Control Amendment Act of 2005", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 16-361 which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and Environment.  The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 1, 2005, and December 6, 2005, respectively.   Signed by the Mayor on December 22, 2005, it was assigned Act No. 16-219 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.   D.C. Law 16-57 became effective on March 8, 2006. DC CODE § 8-103.03 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 16, 1985, D.C. Law 5-188, § 4, 32 DCR 919; Mar. 8, 2006, D.C. Law 16-57, § 2, 53 DCR 12.)