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Session Laws, 1916
Volume 534, Page 1671   View pdf image (33K)
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JOINT RESOLUTIONS.

No. 1.

Suggesting that it be recommended to the United States Sena-
tors and Congressmen representing the State of Maryland,
and also to the War Department of the United States, that
appropriate legislation and orders be enacted and issued
looking to the protection of the fishing industry of the Ches-
apeake Bay and Tributaries.

WHEREAS, The fishing industry of the Chesapeake Bay and
its tributaries forms one of the greatest sources of revenue of
the State of Maryland, and furnishes food and employment
for a large number of the citizens thereof; and:

WHEREAS, This great source of revenue and food is dimin-
ishing in alarming proportions from year to year and the very
existence of the same has become seriously impaired; and:

WHEREAS, This State has from time to time enacted legis-
lation for the protection of this great resource and industry;
and:

WHEREAS, The State of Virginia contains the mouth and a
large proportion of said Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries,
and has failed to enact adequate legislation for the protection
of said fish and the industries incident thereto, which causes
legislation for the protection of migratory fish on the part of
the State of Maryland to be largely futile; and:

WHEREAS, The unlimited extension of nets across the waters
of said Bay not only hinders the passage of spawning fish to
the upper regions of the Chesapeake and its tributaries, but
said nets are, also, a dangerous and troublesome hindrance to
navigation; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the United States Senators and Congress-
men of Maryland are petitioned by the Assembly of Maryland
to aid by all honorable means the passage of legislation tending
to make uniform the laws protecting the migratory fish of the
Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries by Federal supervision and
restriction; and be it

 

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