(1) The fish and game
commission will select a nonprofit corporation duly incorporated and certified
under the Montana Nonprofit Corporation Act to receive paddlefish roe donations
and process and market the roe as caviar. The selection will be made from
proposals submitted by qualified organizations according to criteria set forth
in this section.
(2) A public notice of the intent and details of
the paddlefish roe donation and marketing program will be issued in all local,
daily and weekly newspapers within the lower Yellowstone river drainage in
Montana and in the major statewide newspapers. The notice will include a
request for proposals from qualified organizations, proposal due dates,
selection process time frames and a list of minimum eligibility criteria as
well as other criteria that should be included in proposals.