379.2251 Agreements with Federal Government for the preservation of saltwater fisheries; authority of commission.—The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is authorized and empowered to enter into cooperative agreements with the Federal Government or agencies thereof for the purpose of preserving saltwater fisheries within and without state waters and for the purpose of protecting against overfishing, waste, depletion, or any abuse whatsoever. Such authority includes the authority to enter into cooperative agreements whereby officers of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are empowered to enforce federal statutes and rules pertaining to fisheries management. When differences between state and federal laws occur, state laws shall take precedence.
History.—s. 1, ch. 83-225; s. 223, ch. 94-356; s. 244, ch. 99-245; s. 34, ch. 2008-247.