2011 WISCONSIN ACT 177
An Act to amend 29.519 (1m) (c) of the statutes; relating to: minimum harvesting requirements for commercial fishing in the Great Lakes.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
29.519 (1m) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
29.519 (1m) (c) The department may promulgate rules defining the qualifications of licensees in the reasonable exercise of this authority, giving due consideration to residency, past record including compliance with the records requirements of sub. (5), fishing and navigation ability and quantity and quality of equipment possessed. The rules may not impose any minimum harvesting requirements on applicants for licenses requiring that applicants harvested, in any previous period of time, a specified minimum amount of fish. Rules relating to licensing commercial fishers shall be based on criteria provided by the commercial fishing boards under sub. (7).