Docket No. 71187, (Calendar No. 7).

421 Mich. 585 (1984)

365 N.W.2d 724


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided December 28, 1984.

Released February 11, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Green, Renner, Weisse, Rettig, Rademacher & Clark, P.C. (by Nino E. Green), for the plaintiffs.

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Louis J. Caruso, Solicitor General, and Stewart H. Freeman and Elizabeth L. Valentine, Assistant Attorneys General, for the defendant.


This case concerns a Department of Natural Resources suspension of plaintiffs' commercial fishing licenses for refusal to permit department officers to board and inspect fishing vessels, equipment, and catch on the open waters of this state without a search warrant. The DNR relied on the Commercial Fishing Law of 1929, as amended, MCL 308.1b(2)(e); MSA 13.1491(2)(2)(e) and the provisions of the licenses issued under that law as authority for their attempted...

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