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Connecticut Laws | Title 26 Fisheries And Game
CHAPTER 492 LOCAL SHELLFISHERIES
Sec. 26-291a. Taking of clams and oysters in Stonington.

(b) Said board of selectmen may designate special officers for the enforcement of this section, whose compensation shall be determined by the board of selectmen. All moneys collected under the provisions of this section shall be paid to the board of selectmen and used by it for protection and propagation of escallops, oysters and clams and other shellfish in the waters of the town of Stonington. (972)

(c) Any person who violates any provision of this section or any regulation adopted pursuant to this section shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or both, and upon conviction the court may order that a permit shall not be issued to such person to take clams or oysters from the waters of the town of Stonington for one year. (973)

Sec. 26-292. Taking of escallops in the waters of Stonington. (974)(Text)

The board of selectmen of the town of Stonington may prohibit the taking of escallops from such portions of the waters of said town as they designate, for a period not exceeding one year at a time, and may designate the daily take of escallops from said waters not to exceed fifteen bushels per person or fifteen bushels per boat if more than one person is carried on such boat. When said selectmen designate any place or places in said waters from which such taking is prohibited, they shall cause to be published, at least twice in a newspaper having a circulation in said town and at least ten days before such prohibition takes effect, a notice describing the place or places upon which and the period for which such prohibition is to be operative and shall post copies of such notices, signed by said selectmen, upon the shores adjacent to such places. No person shall, at any time, take escallops from said waters without having first obtained a permit issued by the selectmen or any persons designated by them. Permits shall be issued for the taking of any amount up to the daily limit upon application and the payment of a fee per bushel established by the selectmen but not more than six dollars and shall be dated as of the day of issue or such other day during the open season as the applicant may designate. Permits shall be valid only for the day designated thereon. A season permit shall be issued by the selectmen upon application and the payment of a fee established by the selectmen but not more than sixty dollars and shall allow the taking of the daily limit for each day of the open season. The selectmen shall designate special officers for the enforcement of this section, who shall receive compensation on a per diem basis. All moneys collected under the provisions of this section shall be used by the selectmen for the protection, conservation and propagation of escallops and other shellfish in the town waters. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than fifty dollars or imprisoned not more than sixty days or be both fined and imprisoned and the court may order that a permit shall not be issued to such person to take escallops in the waters of the town of Stonington for the remainder of the open season. (975)

Sec. 26-292a. Cockenoe Flats shellfish grounds, Westport. Jurisdiction. Recreational clamming permits. (976)(Text)

Jurisdiction of shellfish grounds known as Cockenoe Flats in the town of Westport shall be transferred from the state of Connecticut to the town of Westport and the Westport Shellfish Commission shall have jurisdiction over recreational clamming in said shellfish grounds and the ability to issue recreational clamming permits for the use of said grounds by all state residents. (977)

Sec. 26-293. Prosecutions. (978)(Text)

Section 26-293 is repealed. (979)

Sec. 26-294. Penalty. (980)(Text)

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter, for which no penalty is otherwise provided, shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars. (981)

CHAPTER 493 THE ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION (982)(Text)

Sec. 26-295. Compact for state membership in the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. (983)(Text)

The Governor of this state is hereby authorized and directed to execute a compact on behalf of the state of Connecticut with any one or more of the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida and with such other states as may enter into the compact, legally joining therein in the form substantially as hereinafter set forth: (984)

ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMPACT (985)

The contracting states solemnly agree: (986)

ARTICLE (987)

The purpose of this compact is to promote the better utilization of the fisheries, marine, shell and anadromous, of the Atlantic seaboard by the development of a joint program for the promotion and protection of such fisheries, and by the prevention of the physical waste of the fisheries from any cause. It is not the purpose of this compact to authorize the states joining herein to limit the production of fish or fish products for the purpose of establishing or fixing the price thereof, or creating and perpetuating monopoly. (988)

ARTICLE II (989)

This agreement shall become operative immediately as to those states executing it whenever any two or more of the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida have executed it in the form that is in accordance with the laws of the executing state and the Congress has given its consent. Any state contiguous with any of the aforementioned states and riparian upon waters frequented by anadromous fish, flowing into waters under the jurisdiction of any of the aforementioned states, may become a party hereto as hereinafter provided. (990)

ARTICLE III (991)

Each state joining herein shall appoint three representatives to a commission hereby constituted and designated as the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. One shall be the executive officer of the administrative agency of such state charged with the conservation of the fisheries resources to which this compact pertains or, if there be more than one officer or agency, the official of that state named by the governor thereof. The second shall be a member of the legislature of such state designated by the commission or committee on interstate cooperation of such state, or if there be none, or if said commission on interstate cooperation cannot constitutionally designate the said member, such legislator shall be designated by the governor thereof: Provided, that if it is constitutionally impossible to appoint a legislator as a commissioner from such state, the second member shall be appointed by the governor of said state in his discretion. The third shall be a citizen who shall have a knowledge of and interest in the marine fisheries problem to be appointed by the governor. The commission shall be a body corporate with the powers and duties set forth herein. (992)

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