812 Laws of Maryland [Ch. 496
ment), title "Natural Resources", sub-title "Oysters and Clams",
sub-heading "Soft Shell Clams"; providing that all boats operating
hydraulic or mechanical dredges or devices IN QUEEN ANNE'S
OR TALBOT COUNTIES under the provisions of Section 663B
shall be equipped with a muffler AND A PROPELLER GUARD;
and providing further a penalty for violation.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That Section 663A(e) of Article 66C of the Annotated Code of Mary-
land (1956 Supplement), title "Natural Resources", sub-title "Oys-
ters and Claims", sub-heading "Soft Shell Clams", be and it is hereby
repealed and re-enacted, with amendments, to read as follows:
(e) Measurements of rig.—Each boat or rig shall have but one
conveyor or elevator for taking soft shell clams, not to exceed nine-
teen (19) feet in length, measured from axle to axle. Each boat or
rig may be equipped with not more than one blade and one water
manifold each not exceeding thirty-six (36) inches in width.
All hydraulic or mechanical clam dredges and boats OPERATING
IN THE WATERS OF QUEEN ANNE'S OR TALBOT COUNTIES
licensed and operating under the provisions of Section 663B shall
have properly installed A PROPELLER GUARD AND an adequate
muffler on all motors and engines used in the operation of said boat
or hydraulic or mechanical clam dredge. Any person violating any
provision of this sub-section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor
and upon conviction thereof be fined not less than Ten Dollars
($10.00) nor more than Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted. That this Act shall take effect
June 1, 1957.
Approved April 10, 1957.
(Senate Bill 553)
AN ACT to repeal and re-enact, with amendments, Section 663A (i)
AND TO ADD SECTION 663AA, TO FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY
AFTER SECTION 663A THEREOF of Article 66C of the Anno-
tated Code of Maryland (1956 Supplement), title "Natural Re-
sourced", sub-title "Oysters and Clams", sub-heading "Soft Shell
Clams", providing for certain prohibited areas and other addi-
tional restrictions for the taking of soft shelled clams in Talbot
County. AND QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTIES.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That Section 663A (i) of Article 66C of the Annotated Code of Mary-
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