32.6 What are the procedures for publication of refuge-specific sport fishing regulations§ 32.6 What are the procedures for publication of refuge-specific sport fishing regulations?
(a) Refuge-specific fishing regulations are issued only at the time of or after the opening of a wildlife refuge area to sport fishing.
(b) Refuge-specific fishing regulations may contain the following items:
(1) Fish species that may be taken;
(3) Creel limits;
(4) Methods of fishing;
(5) Description of areas open to fishing; or
(6) Other provisions as required.
(c) Refuge-specific fishing regulations will not liberalize existing State laws or regulations.
(d) Refuge-specific fishing regulations are subject to change and the public is invited to submit suggestions and comments for consideration at any time.
(e) We initially publish refuge-specific sport fishing regulations in the daily issue of the Federal Register, and subsequently they appear in §§ 32.20 through 32.72.
(f) Refuge-specific fishing regulations may be amended as needed when unpredictable changes occur in fish and wildlife populations, habitat conditions or in other factors affecting a refuge's fish and wildlife resources.[58 FR 5064, Jan. 19, 1993, as amended at 67 FR 58943, Sept. 18, 2002]