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eleven cents ; for each ox, or other neat kine, fourteen
two wheeled carriage, one man and draft horse, nine
wheeled carriage, with one man and one horse, twelve and half cents; for each four wheeled carriage, with one man and two horses, twenty-five cents; for each swine, sheep or goat, one cent; for each additional person, or horse, or other beast, the same as above stated.
TITLE 35. Fisheries.
An Act for encouraging and regulating Fisher1eS.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, That every town, having clams and oysters within their respective limits, or in the waters and flats to them adjoining and belonging, shall have power to make by-laws to regulate the fisheries of such clams and oysters, and to preserve the same ; and to impose such penalties, not exceeding seventeen dollars, for the breach of such by-laws, as they may think proper. SEct. 2. No person or persons, shall take or catch any shad or salmon in Connecticut river, at any other time than between the fifteenth day of March, and the twentyfifth day of June, in each year; and within that period, no person or persons shall set or draw any net, seine, or seines, for the purpose of taking fish in said river, at any other time than between the rising of the sun on Monday morning, and the setting of the sun on Friday evening, of each week; and every person, who shall, at any other time, take any shad or salmon, or set or draw any net or seine, in said river, or be aiding or assisting therein, shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars, to him who shall sue therefor, and prosecute his suit to effect. sect. 3. If any person or persons shall, at any time, set or draw any net or seine, for the purpose of taking fish in said river, of greater length than to extend two thirds the breadth of said river, between its natural banks, at the place where such net or seine shall be set or drawn; or if such net or seine shall be set or drawn on an island or pier, in said river, if such net or seine shall extend a greater length, than two thirds of the distance from the shore of said island, or from such pier to the bank of said river ; or if any person or persons shall unite or connect two or more nets or seines, and set or draw the same, thus united or connected, in said river, so that such nets or seines, thus united or connected, shall extend to a greater length than aforesaid; such person or persons shall for
Towns to make by-laws respecting fishing of oysters and clams.
Length of seine.
Forfeitures of seines and boats used con
trary to law.
Mode of prosecution.
Drag, drift, or gill net, prohibited, near the mouth of Connecticut river.
feit and pay the sum of fifty dollars, to him who shall sue therefor, and prosecute his suit to effect. sect. 4. All nets, seines and boats, used in fishing, contrary to this act, on said Connecticut river, except so much thereofas relates to the length of seines, or shall be used in any other river, contrary to the statutes of the state, regulating the shad-fishery, where the same may be so used, except as aforesaid, shall be forfeited, to him or them who shall complain and inform, and shall prosecute his or their information to effect. And upon complaint and information, to any justice of the peace, in any county where such nets, seines, or boats may have been so used, or may be found, such justice is hereby empowered to issue his warrant, taking good and sufficient bond for prosecution, directed to some proper officer, or, in case of necessity, to some indifferent freeholder, requiring them to seize such net, seine, or boat, and hold the same ; who shall forthwith give notice to the owner or owners thereof, by reading said complaint and warrant, in his or their hearing, or by leaving at his or their usual place or places of abode, a true and attested copy of the same, to appear before said justice; and if said justice, after having heard said complaint or information, and the testimony adduced by the parties, shall be of opinion, that said net, seine, or boat, has been used contrary to law, such justice shall order said officer, or indifferent freeholder, to hold such net, seine, or boat, unless the same shall be replevied according to law, until final judgment shall be rendered on the same, in the county court, in the county where the offence shall have been committed, to which court said complaint or information shall be removed, by such justice. But if such justice, after hearing such complaint or information, shall be of opinion, that said net, seine, or boat, seized as aforesaid, has not been used contrary to law, then he shall dismiss such prosecution, and the owner or owners of said net, seine or boat, shall recover his or their costs. sect. 5. No person shall use or draw any drag, drift, or gill-net, in the Connecticut river, below a line drawn directly across said river, from Lyme ferry-wharf to Saybrook ferry-wharf, to the mouth of said river; or shall use or draw any drag, drift, or gill-net, upon, or across any located fishing ground in said river; on forfeiture of the boats and nets used in fishing, as aforesaid, and the sum of twenty dollars, to him who shall sue therefor, and prosecute his suit to effect. sect. 6. No person or persons shall draw or use any seine, or other fish-craft, for the taking of fish, in Ousatonic river, or any part thereof, except between the rising
of the sun on Monday morning, and the rising of the sun
Time of fishing at the mouth of the river.
so long as he or they continue to use the same, for the
purpose of fishing, in the proper season, and shall not be liable to any action for damages below high-water mark.
sect. 9. No person shall use any bush-seine in said river, or in any way obstruct, incumber, or impede the drawing of seines, or the taking of fish, in any of the fishing-places, cleared as aforesaid, either by felling trees, or by sinking logs, or other incumbrances therein, or in any other manner, on penalty of sixty-seven dollars, for every such offence, one half to him who shall sue therefor and prosecute his suit to effect, and the other half to the treasury of the county wherein the conviction is had.
sect. 10. No person or persons shall draw any seine in Windsor-ferry river, for the purpose of taking fish, after the setting of the sun on Friday evening, and before the setting of the sun on Monday evening, in any week, in the months of May and June, annually; nor drive the fish, in any manner, so as to impede or divert them from
No bush-seine to be used, or other obstruction.