The department may follow procedures outlined in Section 12.027, Chapter 61, or Chapter 77 of this code in promulgating rules for harvest of any
and all species of marine life subject to the Fishery Conservation and Management
Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C.A. Section 1801 et seq.). The commission may delegate to the director the duties, responsibilities, and authority
provided by this chapter for taking immediate action as necessary to modify state
coastal fisheries regulations in order to provide for consistency with federal regulations
in the exclusive economic zone.
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