CHAPTER 492
LOCAL SHELLFISHERIES

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Sec. 26-241. Name of owner to appear on stakes, buoys and markers. Buoy specifications.
Sec. 26-292a. Cockenoe Flats shellfish grounds, Westport. Jurisdiction. Recreational clamming permits.

      Sec. 26-241. Name of owner to appear on stakes, buoys and markers. Buoy specifications. (a) All stakes, buoys or other markers placed by any person, except buoys placed by the state, so as to mark the divisional line, in whole or in part, between any private and any public or natural oyster, clam or mussel beds, in any waters of this state, shall have the name or initial of the owner plainly marked and visible at high water. Any corporation or person who fails to comply with the provisions of this section shall have committed an infraction.

      (b) A buoy marking oyster, clam or mussel beds pursuant to subsection (a) of this section or section 26-240 shall be constructed with rigid polystyrene foam or similar buoyant material. Such buoy shall support a vertical pole extending not less than ten feet above the top of such buoy and shall be tethered by a rope or line to an anchoring device of sufficient weight to maintain the position of the buoy. The vertical pole shall not exceed three and one-half inches in diameter at any point and shall not be constructed of a metallic material. A durable waterproof flag not less than six inches in height and eight inches in length shall be affixed to the top of the pole.

      (1949 Rev., S. 5075; P.A. 86-225, S. 2; P.A. 07-74, S. 3.)

      History: P.A. 86-225 eliminated the fine for violations and made violations an infraction; P.A. 07-74 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and added Subsec. (b) re buoy specifications, effective July 1, 2007.

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

      (P.A. 07-74, S. 4.)

      History: P.A. 07-74 effective May 30, 2007.

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