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Article - Natural Resources


    (a)    Except as provided in § 4–1008 of this title, a leaseholder may plant, cultivate, sow, or protect oysters only of the species known as Crassostrea virginica in the waters of the State.

    (b)    (1)    In this subsection, the word “shellfish” includes live oysters, seed oysters, oyster shells, live hard–shell clams, live soft–shell clams, and clam shells.

        (2)    A person may not import or possess within the State shellfish taken from waters outside the waters of the State for planting in the waters of the State without the approval of the Department.

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