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§ 4-1018. Measurement of oysters

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural ResourcesEffective: July 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 4. Fish and Fisheries (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Oysters and Clams (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Provisions Relating to Oysters
Effective: July 1, 2013
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 4-1018
§ 4-1018. Measurement of oysters
Regulations relating to size, type, and use of measuring containers
(a) The Department may adopt regulations governing the size, type, and use of containers used to measure oysters harvested or sold in the State.
Special gallon cups
(b) Due to the quantity of water contained in measures of newly shucked oysters, any proprietor or manager of a plant, house, or establishment shall measure oysters as received from the shuckers in a special gallon cup which contains no more than 9 pints. Any device other than this 9 pint gallon cup may not be used to measure any oysters received from shuckers. A Natural Resources police officer shall stamp every 9 pint gallon measure used in measuring newly shucked oysters. A proprietor or manager of any house, plant, or establishment which shucks oysters shall have every 9 pint gallon measure stamped.
Shucked oysters
(c) Every shucked oyster sold in the State shall be sold by the standard United States one-half pint, pint, quart, or gallon liquid measure, or by fractions or multiples of these liquid measures.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1974, c. 864, § 3; Acts 1988, c. 6, § 1; Acts 2013, c. 173, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013.
Formerly Art. 66C, § 706.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 4-1018, MD NAT RES § 4-1018
Current with all legislation from the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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