(a) The commission may commence civil actions and utilize all remedies provided in
law or equity for the collection of assessments and civil penalties, and for the obtaining
of injunctive relief or specific performance regarding this chapter and the regulations
adopted pursuant to this chapter. A court shall issue to the commission any requested writ of attachment or injunctive
relief upon a prima facie showing by verified complaint that a named defendant has
violated this chapter or any other regulation of the commission, including, but not
limited to, the nonpayment of assessments. No bond shall be required to be posted by the commission as a condition for the
issuance of any writ of attachment or injunctive relief.
(c) Upon entry of any final judgment on behalf of the commission against any defendant,
the court shall enjoin the defendant from conducting any type of business regarding
sea urchin until there is full compliance and satisfaction of the judgment. Upon a favorable judgment for the commission, it shall be entitled to receive reimbursement
for any reasonable attorney's fees and other actual related costs. Venue for these actions may be established at the domicile or place of business
of the defendant or in the county of the principal office of the commission. The commission may be sued only in the county of its principal office.
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