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§ 4-1017. License required to operate business buying oysters to prepare for market

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural ResourcesEffective: April 9, 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: April 9, 2013
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 4-1017
§ 4-1017. License required to operate business buying oysters to prepare for market
In general
(a) Unless a license first is obtained from the Department, a person may not (1) have a fixed place of business buying oysters and employing labor to prepare them for market, or (2) buy more than 25 bushels of oysters per year from persons who catch them from the natural oyster bars of the State.
Tax payments
(b) The Department may not issue a license required by this section unless the applicant pays all taxes due for the prior year under § 4-1020 of this subtitle.
Possession of oysters
(c) A person may possess oysters caught from the natural oyster bars of the State until one week past the close of the season for taking oysters as established in § 4-1008.1 of this subtitle. Oysters may be caught by dredge or handscrape at any time in Worcester County and may be shipped in the shell at any time within or from that county. In counties where oysters may be caught from leased areas at any time pursuant to the provisions of Subtitle 11A of this title, a person may possess oysters at any time.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1975, c. 778; Acts 1976, c. 177, §§ 1, 3; Acts 1977, c. 748, § 2; Acts 1983, c. 579; Acts 1987 c. 178; Acts 2005, c. 25, § 12, eff. April 12, 2005; Acts 2013, c. 43, § 1, eff. April 9, 2013.
Formerly Art. 66C, § 705.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 4-1017, MD NAT RES § 4-1017
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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