08.02.13.01

.01 Purpose and Definitions.

A. This chapter establishes suspension and revocation criteria for fishing privileges under Natural Resources Article, Title 4, Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. Definitions.

(1) For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

(2) Terms Defined.

(a) “Conviction” includes:

(i) A guilty verdict or accepted plea of nolo contendere;

(ii) An admission of guilt to any charge made by the prepayment of the applicable fine instead of appearing for trial; or

(iii) Each charged violation merged into a conviction.

(b) “Entitlement to engage in a particular activity or activities under a tidal fish license” means the privilege to engage in commercial fishing activities without holding a tidal fish license and includes the privilege to work as a crew member or other assistant to a tidal fish licensee.

(c) “Revocation” means the act of the Department permanently rescinding a fishing license, authorization, or entitlement and thereby permanently prohibiting a person from engaging in a fishing activity or activities under any circumstances.

(d) “Suspension” means the act of the Department temporarily rescinding a fishing license, authorization, or entitlement and thereby temporarily prohibiting a person from engaging in a fishing activity or activities under any circumstances.