Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–2231.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this part, the term:

(1) "Covered establishment" means a business, nonprofit enterprise, or nonprofit institution that does not have as its primary or sole business the sale of licenses for recreational fishing in District waters.

(2)(A) "District waters" means flowing and still bodies of water in the District, whether artificial or natural, whether underground or on land.

(B) "District waters" shall not include:

(i) Water on private property prevented from reaching underground or land watercourses; and

(ii) Water in closed collection or distribution systems.

(3) "Recreational fishing" means the non-commercial taking or attempted taking of finfish for personal use, sport, or pleasure, which are not for sale, trade, or barter.

(4) "Substantial change in ownership" means a transfer of 10% or more in the equity of or financial interest in a covered establishment.


(May 19, 2017, D.C. Law 21-282, § 301, 64 DCR 2055.)

Construction of Law

Section 601 of D.C. Law 21-282 provides that nothing in this act shall be construed to affect an action or proceeding commenced before May 19, 2017.