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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1874
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by the proper propagation and culture of fish, and


for that reason have appointed Commissions to take


charge of the propagation of food fishes, and —


WHEREAS, The Congress of the United States has


also appointed a Commissioner General of Fisheries,


who is ready and willing to co-operate with the Com-


missioners of Fisheries of the several States in furnish-


ing such aid and information as may assist in the


stocking of the waters of the said States with food


fishes; therefore —


SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of

Appointment of

Maryland, That the Governor, by and with the


advice and consent of the Senate, is hereby authorized


to appoint two competent persons, who shall continue


in office for two years from the time of their appoint-


ment, and until their successors are appointed, who

of Fisheries.

shall be known as Commissioners of Fisheries of


Maryland, and that one of the commissioners shall


come from the Eastern and one from the Western:


Shore of the State.


SEC. 2. Se it enacted, That it shall be the duty of

Duties of

said Commissioners to immediately proceed to inspect


all the waters of this State, with a view of stocking


the same with such food fishes as in their judgment


shall be most advantageous, and with such object


shall communicate with the Commissioner General


of Fisheries of the United States, and with the Com-


missioners of Fisheries' appointed by the different


States, and report the result of their inspection to


the Governor of this State as soon as practicable, and


that they examine into the feasibility of cutting a


channel around the Great Falls of the Potomac to


admit the passage offish from tide water into the upper


Potomac, and that they also inquire into the expe-


diency of constructing fish-ways or fish-ladders to


admit the passage of fish over dams or other obstruc-


tions in the upper Potomac, or elsewhere in the State,


and that an estimate of cost, be made, and a report


thereof be made to the next General Assembly of




SEC. 3. Be it enacted, That it the duty of

Duty of

the said Commissioners of Fisheries, after making


the inspection and obtaining the information required

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