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1049Ratification Number: 349Act Number: 331Introducing Body: SenateSubject: Relating to shad fishing with gill nets in a portion of the Santee River
(A331, R349, S1049)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-17-2110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SHAD FISHING WITH GILL NETS IN A PORTION OF THE SANTEE RIVER SO AS TO PROVIDE GILL NETS MAY BE USED ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY OF ONE WEEK BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M. UNTIL 6:00 A.M. THE FOLLOWING DAY AND ON WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY OF THE FOLLOWING WEEK BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M. UNTIL 6:00 A.M. OF THE FOLLOWING DAY INSTEAD OF THE ENTIRE TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PERIOD OF THE NAMED DAYS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Taking shad by gill nets
SECTION 1. Item (6) of Section 50-17-2110 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 39 of 1985, is further amended to read:
"(6) No shad may be taken by gill net in the Santee River or any of its tributaries upstream from S. C. Highway 41; except that beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday until 6:00 a.m. the following day of one week and beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday until 6:00 a.m. the following day of the following week, alternately, shad may be taken by gill net in the Santee River and its tributaries upstream from S. C. Highway 41 to S. C. Highway 52. If the taking of shad between Highways 41 and 52 is determined to be hazardous to the striped bass fishery by the executive director of the Wildlife and Marine Resources Department, he may by emergency regulation close the waters to shad fishing."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.