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Session Laws, 1974
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[Ch. 864

(1) "Marketable oyster" means any oyster measuring
[three] 3 inches or more from hinge to mouth.


(a) A person may not catch oysters or clams for
commercial purposes in the waters of the State unless he
first obtains a license. A person may catch up to [one]
1 bushel of oysters from the natural oyster bars of the
State for his own use and consumption without a license,
in places and at times prescribed by rule or regulation
of the Department.


(c) A person may not land, sell, or attempt to land
or sell on any day oysters from the waters of the State
exceeding the daily catch limit established by the
Secretary by more than [ten] 10 percent. A licensed
oyster buyer or dealer may sell or attempt to sell
oysters which he shows were purchased from another


(b) The licensee shall securely attach the two
numbers, furnished by the Department with each dredging
license, to the shrouds of the foremast on the port and
starboard sides of the boat, with the bottom or lower
edge of the number not less than [four] 4 feet above the
deck. The numbers shall be displayed in an upright
position to provide maximum visibility at all times
during the dredging season, and may not be concealed or
defaced. Each number shall be painted in black figures
on white durable material [two] 2 feet by [two] 2 feet in
size. The material shall be selected by the Department.
The numbers on the material may not be less than 16
inches in height and a proportionate width.


(a) A person who catches oysters from the waters of
the State with any scoop, dredge, tong, rake, or any
similar instrument shall cull the oysters on the natural
bar from which they were caught, and return every shell
to the bar. Any oyster whose shell measures less than
[three] 3 inches in length, from hinge to mouth, whether
or not attached to a marketable oyster, shall be included
in the culling and replaced [upon] ON the bar from which
caught. If any oyster measuring less than [three] 3
inches adheres so closely to the shell of a marketable
oyster that it renders impossible its removal without
destroying the small oyster, then both oysters shall be
returned to the bar from which caught. However,


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