CHAPTER 106

FORMERLY SENATE BILL NO. 265

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FOR THE PURPOSE OF MOVING OYSTERS TO PUBLIC GROUNDS.

WHEREAS, the oyster industry of Delaware is rapidly recovering from years of decadence, yet much remains to be done to improve the industry to the point where it can become a viable industry in the Delaware economy; and

WHEREAS, there are oyster beds of this State where there are such heavy concentrations of oysters in one spot that they have jeopardized their growth; and

WHEREAS, in order to eliminate heavy concentrated oyster beds requires a specially equipped boat which the State via the Division of Fish and Wildlife would have to rent; and

WHEREAS, the salary, rental and operational phases of this project are estimated to cost the State $10,000; and

WHEREAS, said cost requires the authorization of one additional person at a cost of $7,500; and

WHEREAS, the actual removal of oysters by contract is estimated to cost $15,000;and

WHEREAS, State funds are needed in the amount of $9,000 to match a Federal grant also in the amount of $9,000 for the purpose of conducting a survey of the natural seed beds and the public grounds.

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

for the purpose of moving heavy concentrated beds of oysters to public grounds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971.

Section 2. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money shall be paid by the State Treasury out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. Any money appropriated herein and unexpended shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware on June 30, 1972.

Approved June 2, 1971.