23:2A-4. Investigations; determinations; management programs; list of endangered species
a. The commissioner shall conduct investigations concerning wildlife in order to develop information relating to populations, distribution, habitat needs, limiting factors and other biological and ecological data to determine management measures necessary for their continued ability to sustain themselves successfully. On the basis of such determinations the commissioner shall develop management programs which shall be designed to insure the continued ability of wildlife to perpetuate themselves successfully.
b. On the basis of such investigations of wildlife and other available scientific and commercial data the commissioner may by regulation promulgate a list of those species and subspecies of wildlife indigenous to the State which are determined to be endangered, giving their common and scientific names by species and subspecies. The commissioner shall periodically review the State list of endangered species and may by regulation amend the list making such additions or deletions as are deemed appropriate.
L.1973, c. 309, s. 4, eff. Dec. 14, 1973. Amended by L.1981, c. 281, s. 3, eff. Sept. 10, 1981; L.1981, c. 511, s. 14, eff. Jan. 12, 1982.
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