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"5. That no nets extend more than one-fourth of the dis-
tance from either shore and not then if reaching into the
"6. That 110 pound net be with less than two (2) inches
stretched mesh and no pound nets at all be set in Elizabeth,
York, Nansemond or James rivers. That a distance of two
hundred (200) feet be left between head and hedging of nets.
"1. That penalty be imposed for concealing name or num-
ber on any licensed fishing vessel.
"8. That light, bushes and name be required on all pound
"9. That all dams or other obstructions be provided with
ample fish-ways approved by the United States Bureau of
"10. That further regulations for haul seines on spawning
grounds be considered.
"11. That stringent laws be passed for the enforcement of
all the foregoing. "
With this work accomplished, happy speeches were made by
the Virginians complimentary to Maryland, and, the senti-
ments were warmly reciprocated by the visitors. Senator Ben-
son moved that the meeting adjourn to meet again in Balti-
more during the Star-Spangled Banner Celebration.
Second Meeting—The second meeting of the two joint com-
missions was held at the Hotel Rennert, Baltimore, Mary-
land, September 11 and 12, 1914, and after a full discussion of
the matters passed upon at the first meeting, a sub-committee
was appointed to draft necessary legislation and authorized
to report at a subsequent meeting.
Third Meeting—The third meeting of the joint commission
was held at Richmond, Virginia, January 18 and 19, pursuant
to a call, dated January 13, 1915, issued by Hon. Harry R.
Houston, chairman of the Virginia Commission. There were
present on the part of Virginia: Senators Harding Walker,
John R. Saunders, J. E. West, and Delegates J. Harry Rew,
Robert O. Norris, T. A. Tett and Philip A. Murray. On ac-
count of the short notice, it was impossible for the chairman
to assemble the Maryland Commission and arrive in Richmond
in time for the meeting, and the chairman designated and
authorized Mr. Swepson Earle, Chief Engineer of the Mary-
land Shell Fish Commission, to meet with the Virginians and
represent Maryland at this meeting.