FISH AND FISHERIES 1661
1931, ch. 165. 1933, ch. 103.
53. The use of anchored gill nets is hereby prohibited in that area
of Chesapeake Bay, which is bounded on the north by a line drawn from
Turkey Point on the Eastern Shore to Locust Point on Spesutia Island,
and on the south by a line drawn from the mouth of Fairlee Creek in Kent
County to Robins Point in Harford County.1
1929, ch. 471, sec. 47. 1937, ch. 550.
54. (Patuxent River.) It shall be unlawful for any person to set, place,
construct or use any net of any kind or description in any part of the
Patuxent River from Queen Anne Bridge to the mouth of said river, nearer
than 500 yards in every direction from any other net; or to set, place, con-
struct or use any net more than 175 yards in length, including the leaders
or hedges or wings thereto, below a straight line from Holland's Cliffs
across said river to a point on the shore directly opposite said Holland's
Cliffs; or to set, place, construct or use any net more than 50 yards in
length including the leaders, hedges or wings thereto, above the said straight
line from Holland's Cliffs; or to set any nets at a greater distance across
the waters of the Patuxent River from low water mark on either side, or
to use nets of greater length than the lengths permitted in the waters men-
tioned, provided that the above shall not apply to floating gill nets or seines.
It shall be unlawful to use or haul any seine or gill net in any creek,
cove or tributary of the Patuxent River at any time when the mouth of
the creek or tributary is less than 200 feet wide.
1929, ch. 471, sec. 48.
55. (Severn River.) Fishing with nets of any description, or any other
contrivance except with rod, hook and line is prohibited in the waters of
the Severn River and in the waters of any creek, cove, tributary or inlet
thereof. A line drawn from the extreme projection of Greenberry Point
into the Chesapeake Bay to the extreme point of Horn Point, shall mark
the mouth of the Severn River for the purpose of this Article.
1929, ch. 471, sec. 49.
56. ( Choptank River.) It shall be unlawful for any person to use stake
nets, fyke nets, patent twine weirs, or any other devices or contrivances, to
take or catch fish in the waters of the Great Choptank River having a hedg-
ing or any other extension longer than 800 yards in that part of the river
from its mouth to a line drawn from Benoni's Point to Castle Haven
Point, and having a hedging or any other extension longer than 400 yards
in that part of the river between the said line from Benoni's Point to
Castle Haven Point and a line drawn from Kates Point to Drum Point,
and having a hedging or any other extension longer than 200 yards in that
part of the river above the said line from Kates Point to Drum Point, and
that each net or weir shall not be closer to another than 400 yards: pro-
vided, however, that the meshes of all nets are in the bar not less than one
and one-half inches.
It shall be unlawful to haul seine of any description whatever in the
waters of the Choptank River from the 21st day of May to the 31st day of
July, both dates inclusive, each year.
1 Sec. 2 of ch. 103 of acts of 1933 repealed all laws inconsistent therewith to extent
of such inconsistency.