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Session Laws, 1966
Volume 678, Page 15   View pdf image (33K)
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J. MILLARD TAWES, Governor                        15

a yea and nay vote supported by three-fifths of the members elected
to each of the two houses of the General Assembly, the same shall
take effect from the date of its passage.

Approved March 15, 1966.

(House Bill 386)

AN ACT to repeal and re-enact, with amendments, Section 708 (u)
of Article 66C of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1965 Supple-
ment), title "Natural Resources," subtitle "Oysters and Clams,"
to authorize the taking of oysters from leased grounds in the
waters of Dorchester County by means of dredging for a temporary
period of time and providing for the automatic expiration of this
Act, and correcting an error therein.

Whereas, Environmental conditions in the waters of Dorchester
County necessitate the expeditious removal of oysters from certain
areas of leased oyster grounds within the county; now, therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That Section 708(u) of Article 66C of the Annotated Code of Mary-
land (1965 Supplement), title "Natural Resources," subtitle "Oys-
ters and Clams," be and it is hereby repealed and re-enacted, with
amendments, to read as follows:


(u) A lessee is privileged to cultivate or remove oysters so
planted on his leased area in any manner that he deems proper,
provided he has complied with the law providing for the licensing of
boats or tongers in removing them for market or transplanting; and
provided, however, that no lessee or holder of any submerged area
in Dorchester, Wicomico, Charles (in waters other than the Patuxent
River), Queen Anne's or Kent counties, or in the Manokin River
in Somerset County, shall take or catch oysters on such leased land
by any device other than tongs or patent tongs, and provided further
that in Anne Arundel County no boat other than one in which the
lessee or holder of any submerged lands has at least a partial interest
shall operate such leased land. Notwithstanding the provisions of
this subsection applicable to Dorchester County, it is lawful to take
oysters from leased grounds in the
DORCHESTER county by means
of dredging during the period from the effective date of this Act until
OCTOBER 1, 1966.

In that water area in Somerset County only in Pocomoke Sound
and Pocomoke River only east of Tull's Point and Marumsco Natural
Oyster Bar eastward to Williams' Point, a lessee may authorize a
nonresident to take oysters by tong only as herein provided, upon
condition that said nonresident exhibit said authorization in writ-
ing to the Department of [Tidewater Fisheries] Chesapeake Bay
and obtain therefrom a license to take said oysters from the
leased grounds in that portion of Somerset County hereinabove de-
scribed. The nonresident shall in all respects conform to the regula-
tions provided in this article. The license herein provided shall cost


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