§187A-6.5  Release and confiscation of harmful aquatic life.  (a)  No person shall release any live non-native fish or other live non-native aquatic life being held in an aquarium or other confinement for scientific study, exhibition, display, sale, or for any other purpose, into any waters of the State, except as provided in section 187A-2(4).

     (b)  The department or its agents may seize, confiscate, or destroy, as a public nuisance, any fish or other aquatic life found in any waters of the State and whose importation is prohibited or restricted pursuant to rules of the department of agriculture. [L 1993, c 256, §1; am L 1999, c 195, §2]