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Connecticut Laws | Title 26 Fisheries And Game
CHAPTER 492 LOCAL SHELLFISHERIES
Sec. 26-278. Jurisdiction of special constables.

Sec. 26-278. Jurisdiction of special constables. (942)(Text)

Such special constables and all informing officers of either of said towns shall inquire after and prosecute any violations of sections 26-276 and 26-277. For the purpose of enforcing the same, special constables, appointed as provided in section 26-277, shall have supervision, authority, control and jurisdiction over that part of Hammonasset River lying above a line running across said river at the mouth of Dudley's Creek, and perpendicular to the course of the river, and of offenses committed within said limits in the same way and to the same extent as though such portion of said river was within the town to which such officers belong, and the officers and authorities of the town of Clinton shall have supervision, authority, control and jurisdiction over the remaining portion of said Hammonasset River. (943)

Sec. 26-279. Madison; town rights. (944)(Text)

Sections 26-276, 26-277 and 26-278 shall not in any way affect the rights of the town of Madison created by or claimed under the act establishing the line between the towns of Guilford and Killingworth, passed in December, 1790. (945)

Sec. 26-280. Taking of shellfish at Saugatuck Shores in Westport. (946)(Text)

No person shall take, remove or carry away shellfish of any kind from the shores, beaches and flats at "Saugatuck Shores", so called, in the town of Westport, between June first and October first in each year, except under a written permit issued by the selectmen of said town or as authorized by the shellfish commission of the town of Westport, provided residents of the towns of Westport, Weston and Wilton may take, remove or carry away shellfish from the shores, beaches and flats between the westerly boundary of Sherwood Island Park and the mouth of the Saugatuck River without obtaining such a permit. Any other person desiring to take shellfish from said shores, beaches and flats shall make application to the police department of Westport on a form similar to that provided in connection with licenses or permits for fishing and such police department shall issue such number of permits and to such applicants as appear suitable and proper, and each permittee or licensee shall pay the sum of one dollar for such permit or license when issued to him and such license or permit, unless revoked for cause, shall continue in effect for the balance of the calendar year in which the same is issued. Any person who takes shellfish from said shores, beaches and flats in violation of the provisions hereof shall be fined not more than seventy-five dollars. The provisions of this section shall not be deemed to extend the jurisdiction of the selectmen or the shellfish commission of the town of Westport to any shores, beaches, or flats not within the jurisdiction of such selectmen or commission on or before October 1, 1983. (947)

Secs. 26-281 to 26-283. Protection of clams and oysters in Fairfield. Taking of clams from Fairfield Beach. Clamming restricted in Mill River in Fairfield. (948)(Text)

Sections 26-281 to 26-283, inclusive, are repealed. (949)

Sec. 26-284. Thames River oysters; limitation. (950)(Text)

Any person who takes or carries away from the Thames River any oyster shells or seed oysters for the purpose of planting the same upon any private oyster bed, or who takes or carries away from said river, except from his own private bed or beds, more than ten bushels of oysters in any one day, shall be fined not more than seven dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or both. (951)

Sec. 26-285. Taking of oysters and clams in Old Lyme regulated. (952)(Text)

Any person who takes any clams less than two inches in length or more than one-half bushel of clams, or more than one-half bushel of oysters except from an area designated for planting oysters, in any day in the town of Old Lyme shall be fined not more than fifty dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or both. (953)

Sec. 26-286. Taking oysters from the inland waters of East Lyme and Waterford. (954)(Text)

Any person who takes any oysters from the inland waters of the towns of East Lyme and Waterford above the demarcation line during the months of June, July and August shall be fined not less than seven dollars nor more than twenty dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or be both fined and imprisoned. (955)

Sec. 26-287. Waterford-East Lyme shellfish commission. Taking of shellfish from Niantic River. (956)(Text)

(a) The Waterford-East Lyme shellfish commission shall consist of four electors of each of said towns appointed by their respective boards of selectmen. Annually such board shall appoint an elector as a member of said commission who shall serve for a term of four years from June first in the year of his appointment. Neither of said towns shall be represented on said commission by more than two members of the same political party. Any vacancies that may from time to time occur shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term by the board of selectmen of the town which, because of such vacancy, has one less member on said commission. Said commission may prohibit the taking of escallops, clams and oysters from such portions of the Niantic River as it designates, for a period not exceeding one year at a time, designate, from time to time, the manner in which said shellfish may be taken and license such taking and, in connection therewith, adopt reasonable regulations and fix license and permit fees. When said commission designates any place or places in said river from which the taking of escallops, oysters and clams is to be prohibited or designates a new manner in which escallops, clams and oysters may or may not be taken, or adopts, rescinds or amends any regulation or license or permit fee adopted hereunder, it shall cause to be published at least twice, in a newspaper having a circulation in each of said towns, a notice describing the place or places upon which such prohibition is to be operative or the manner in which escallops, oysters or clams may or may not be taken, or the regulation, license or permit fee adopted, rescinded or amended, and shall post copies of such notices upon the shores of the river. No person shall take any escallops, oysters or clams from any grounds from which the taking of the same has been prohibited during the time of such prohibition nor in any manner in violation of any such designation or regulation. (957)

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