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Mr. Earle, pursuant to his appointment and the authority
conferred upon him, attended the conference and has submitted
to the undersigned a very full and complete report of the pro-
ceedings of that meeting, a copy of which report is attached
hereto, marked Exhibit "A, " and prayed to be taken and
printed as a part of the report of this commission.
This commission in submitting this report respectfully
recommends to the General Assembly of Maryland the enact-
ment into law the suggestions and recommendations contained
in the resolutions passed at the first meeting of the two joint
commissions, and with reference to protection of fish and the
recommendation contained in the report of Mr. Swepson Earle,
with reference to the protection of crabs, which were agreed to
at the third meeting of the two joint commissions.
CARVILLE D. BENSON,
Chairman on the part of Maryland.
EXHIBIT "A. "
MARINE BANK BUILDING,
BALTIMORE, MD., January 25, 1916.
HON. CARVILLE I). BENSON,
Chairman Maryland Committee to confer with Virginia,
In compliance with your verbal request of January 15,. and
your written authority and instructions of January 17th inst.,
to meet the Virginia Committee at Richmond on concurrent
legislation for the protection of fish and crabs in Chesapeake
Bay, I herewith submit the following report:
I left Baltimore on the morning of January 18 for Rich-
mond. In Washington was joined by Dr. Robert Coker, of
United States Bureau of Fisheries, who was invited by the
Virginia committee to the conference. Upon our arrival in
Richmond we were met by Hon. Harry R. Houston, chairman
of the old committee, now Speaker of the House of Delegates
A short conference was held in the afternoon in the office
of Mr. Houston, Hon. John M. Parsons, Commissioner of.
Fisheries of Virginia, being present. The crab situation was
discussed informally. Mr. Houston said it was necessary to
name a new committee since he was chosen Speaker of the
House. This committee consists of the following members: