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kind of a boat, tug or launch, except row boats, net or nets in connection with the commercial fishing industry or for the purpose of taking, catching or transporting fish to be sold or offered for sale, in any of the waters bordering on this state, without first having been registered in the office of the state gamé, fish and forestry warden, and a license issued therefor in aceordance with the provisions of this act.

HOW LICENSES PROCURED.

(105) § 7730. SEC. 2. Any person, firm, company, co-partnership, partnership association or corporation desiring a license under the provisions of this act shall make application therefor on oath to the state game, fish and forestry warden on a blank provided for that purpose by the state game, fish and forestry warden, accompanied by the fee hereinafter provided. Such application shall state the name and residence of the applicant, the manner in which he proposes to fish, name of the tug, launch or boat and the gross tonnage thereof, and the kind of net or nets for which he desires a license.

LICENSES.-FEES FOR RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS. --TRANSFER OF LICENSES.

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(106) § 7731. SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the director of conservation when application is made by any person, firm, company, co-partnership, partnership association or corporation in accordance with section two of this act, to issue the license provided for in this act upon payment by the applicant, if a resident of this state, of the following fees: For each sail boat propelled by means of a sail, five dollars per year; for each boat propelled by steam, gasoline, naphtha, electricity or other motive power of less than five tons, gross tonnage, ten dollars per year; for each boat propelled by steam, gasoline, naphtha, electricity or other motive power of over five tons, gross tonnage, two dollars per each gross ton per year: Provided, however, That no resident person, firm, company, copartnership, partnership association or corporation shall be required to pay more than fifty dollars on any one boat in any one year. If he desires to make use of one or more nets of any kind for the purpose of fishing without a boat or under the ice during the winter months, he shall pay a fee of one dollar per year. non-resident of this state, he shall pay the following fees: For each sail boat propelled by means of a sail, twenty-five dollars per year; for each boat propelled by steam, gasoline, naphtha, electricity or other motive power, the said boat being less than ten tons, gross tonnage, fifty dollars per year; for each boat propelled by steam, gasoline, naphtha, electricity or other motive power of more than ten tons, gross tonnage, five dollars for each gross ton per year: Provided, however, That no non-resident person, firm, company, co-partnership, partnership association or corporation shall be required to pay more than two hundred dollars on any one boat in one year; if he desires to fish with one or more nets without the use of a boat or under the ice during the winter months, he shall pay the sum of one hundred dollars per year: Provided further, That for the purpose of this act, computation of the amount each person shall pay for the use of boats, shall be made upon the gross tonnage of boats as computed and registered by the United States government inspectors: Provided further, That for the purpose of this act, any firm, company, co-partnership, partnership association or corporation in which less than seventy-five per cent of their stock is and has actually been owned by bona fide residents of this state for more than six months prior to the time of making application for license, shall be considered non-residents: Provided further, That the director of conservation may upon application therefor, permit the transfer of said license to any similar boat, tug or launch during such period of time as such licensed boat, tug or launch shall be disabled and undergoing repairs.

Am. 1921, Act 245.

FORM OF LICENSE.

(107) § 7732. Sec. 4. Upon the payment of the fee provided for in this act, the state game, fish and forestry warden shall have prepared and shall issue to persons, firms or corporations entitled to the same, a printed or written license signed by him, setting forth the date of issuing the same, to whom issued, the date on which it will expire, and the kind of boat, tug, launch, net or nets for which said license was issued.

EXPIRATION OF LICENSES.-RECORD.-APPLICATION OF FUNDS.

(108) $ 7733. SEC. 5. All boat licenses shall expire on the first day of April following their issue. The state game, fish and forestry warden shall keep a record of all applications and licenses. On the first day of each month, the state game, fish and forestry warden shall pay over to the state treasurer all moneys received by him under the provisions of this act, and said moneys shall be credited to the commercial fish protection fund, and shall be disbursed by the auditor general for services of the state game, fish and forestry warden and his deputies and their expenses in enforcing the commercial fishing laws for the protection of fish, and for the purchase of patrol boats and other apparatus to be used for that purpose by the state game, fish and forestry warden, on bills sworn to by the person presenting same, when certified to by the state game, fish and forestry warden.

ILLEGAL NETS NOT AUTHORIZED.

(109) § 7734. SEC. 6. Nothing contained in this act shall be deemed as authorizing the taking of fish or the use of illegal nets, or of the setting of nets at a place or places or times or otherwise forbidden by law.

PENALTY.

(110) § 7735. SEC. 7. Any person, persons, firm, company, co-partnership, partnership association or corporation violating any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof for the first offense before any justice having jurisdiction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars and costs of prosecution, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding sixty days, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court: Provided, however, That each violation shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense.

FISHING IN GREAT LAKES, ETC., WITH SET HOOK LINES, ETC.

An Act to provide for the taking of fish in Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, St.

Clair and Erie, the bays thereof and the connecting waters between such lakes within the jurisdiction of this state, with set hook lines or spears.

[Act 141, P. A. 1919.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

LAWFUL TO FISH IN GREAT LAKES, ETC., WITH SET HOOK LINES, ETC.

(111) SECTION 1. Hereafter it shall be lawful to take fish in Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, St. Clair and Erie and the bays and harbors connected therewith with set hook lines or spears.

(112) SEC. 2. Provided, That nothing in section one of this act shall be construed to repeal any local act now prohibiting the spearing of fish in said waters.

OBNOXIOUS FISH.

An Act to provide for the lawful taking and removing with seines or nets or other

wise and destroying under certain restrictions of dog-fish, carp, garfish, bill fish, sheepshead, suckers, mullet, red-horse and other ɔbnoxious fish and to sell or authorize the sale of such fish taken from the inland waters of this state.

[Act 89, P. A. 1911.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

REMOVAL AND SALE OF OBNOXIOUS FISH.

(113) $ 7594. SEC. 1. Hereafter it shall be lawful under the regulations and restrictions in this act provided to take and remove with seines, nets or spears from the inland waters of this state, dog fish, carp, garfish, sheepshead, suckers, mullet and redhorse, and other obnoxious fish, and to sell or authorize the sale of same for the purpose of paying the expense of such removal: Provided, however, That no permit granted under this act shall allow the removal of such fish as provided therein from the twentieth day of April to the twentieth day of May, both of said days inclusive: Provided further, That no permit shall be granted under this act for the removal of such fish from the waters of Pere Marquette lake, Mason county, for the period of five years beginning July first, nineteen hundred twenty-one.

Am. 1921, Act 230.

REMOVAL OF OBNOXIOUS FISH BY WARDEN. PETITION FOR.

(114) § 7595. SEC. 2. The state game, fish and forestry warden may in his discretion cause to be taken or removed by seine, net or otherwise from the inland waters of this state, all dog-fish, carp, garfish, sheepshead, suckers, mullet, red-horse and other obnoxious fish: Provided, That before such action is taken there shall be filed with the state game, fish and forestry warden a petition requesting the same and signed by at least fifteen residents of the township or city in which such inland waters are located, said petition to be verified by the supervisor of said township, and forwarded to the state game, fish and forestry warden: Provided further, That the state game, fish and forestry warden or a deputy to be designated by him shall be present at the time and place of the taking and removing of the fish in this act provided, and shall personally superintend the same.

PERMITS FOR REMOVAL.-EXPENSE.-NON-RESIDENTS TO HAVE LICENSE.

(115) § 7596. Sec. 3. After receiving a petition for the removal of dog-fish, carp, garfish, sheepshead, suckers, mullet, red-horse and other rough fish from any of the inland waters, the state game, fish and forestry warden may in his discretion authorize the removal of such fish, and may issue permits for such removal, and may sell or authorize the sale of such fish for the purpose of paying the expense of such removal, on such terms as shall be to the best advantage to the state: Provided, That when two or more petitions are presented for the removal of dog fish, carp, garfish, sheepshead, suckers, mullet, red-horse and other obnoxious fish from any of the inland waters, the state game, fish and forestry warden may award the permit for such removal to the person offering the highest percentage to the state for the removal of same, either by sealed bid or at public sale at a time and place to be publicly designated by the state game, fish and forestry warden: Provided, That non-residents who operate under this 'act shall in addition to the percentage paid to the state, be required to pay the nonresident license fee, as provided for non-residents under the commercial fishing license laws of this state.

PROCEEDS OF SALE, HOW CREDITED.

(116) § 7597. SEC. 4. The proceeds received from the sale of permits or from the sale of fish, under the provisions of this act, shall be transmitted to the state treasury and credited to the game and fish protection fund and may be used for the purpose of removal of fish from inland waters where the commercial value of the dog-fish, carp, garfish, sheepshead, suckers, mullet, red-horse and other obnoxious fish is not sufficient to pay for such removal or for the purpose of enforcing the game and fish laws of the state.

An Act to provide for the lawful taking and removing with seines or nets, of dog.

fish, carp, garfish or bill-fish, sheepshead, suckers, mullet, red-horse, and other obnoxious fish from the waters of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie, the bays thereof and the connecting waters between said lakes within the jurisdiction of this state; and for the issuance of permits therefor by the state game, fish and forestry warden.

[Act 262, P. A. 1915.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

REMOVAL OF OBNOXIOUS FISH FROM GREAT LAKES, ETO.

(117) § 7598. SECTION 1. Hereafter it shall be lawful under the regulations and restrictions in this act provided, to take and remove with seines, nets or otherwise, from the waters of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie, the bays thereof, and the connecting waters between said lakes, within the jurisdiction of this state, dog-fish, carp, garfish or bill-fish, sheepshead, suckers, mullet and red-horse and other obnoxious fish.

WARDEN TO ISSUE PERMITS. OTHER FISH NOT TO BE INJURED.

(118) § 7599. SEC. 2. The state game, fish and forestry warden is hereby authorized to issue permits for the taking and removal by seines, nets or otherwise, from the waters of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie, the bays thereof, and the connecting waters between said lakes within the jurisdiction of this state, of dog-fish, carp, garfish or bill-fish, sheepshead, suckers, mullet and red-horse, and other obnoxious fish. Such permits shall contain such regulations and restrictions as to the taking of such fish as the state game, fish and forestry warden may see fit to incorporate, and when issued shall enable the person or persons to whom issued, to take and remove such fish, subject to the regulations and restrictions contained therein: Provided, That no permit shall be granted to anyone to take or remove any of the obnoxious fish above mentioned, where the taking or removing of same will in any way injure or disturb the spawning beds of other fish.

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An Act to permit the spearing of suckers, redsides, mullet and carp from March

first to May first, both inclusive, in the waters of the St. Joseph and Prairie rivers in the counties of Branch and St. Joseph, and the waters of the White Pigeon and Fawn rivers in St. Joseph county. (a)

[Act 166, P. A. 1919.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

WHEN SPEARING LAWFUL.

(119) SECTION 1. Hereafter it shall be lawful to take by means of a spear, with or without the aid of jack or other artificial light, suckers, redsides, mullet and carp, from March_first to May first, both inclusive, in each year, in the waters of the St. Joseph and Prairie rivers in the counties of Branch and St. Joseph, and the waters of the White Pigeon and Fawn rivers in St. Joseph county.

Am. 1921, Act 94.

· (a) Title Am. 1921, Act 94.

An Act to permit the taking of suckers and redsides by seines, drag net or spear

in the waters of the Chippewa and Pine rivers and their tributaries in Isabella and Midland counties, during the months of March and April in each year.

[Act 269, P. A. 1919.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

WHEN LAWFUL TO USE DRAG NET, ETC.

(120) SECTION 1. It shall not be unlawful to take, catch or kill suckers and red sides by the use of drag net or spear, with or without the aid of jack or other artificial light, in the waters of the Chippewa river and Pine river below the eastern limits of the city of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, within the limits of Isabella county and Midland county, during the months of March and April of each year.

WHEN LAWFUL TO TAKE SUCKERS AND RED SIDES.

(121) SEC. 2. It shall also be lawful to take, catch or kill suckers and red sides by the use of dip net or spear, with or without the aid of jack or other artificial light, in the waters of the Chippewa river and its tributaries above the eastern boundary of the city of Mt. Pleasant within the limits of Isabella county, during the months of March and April of each year.

An Act to permit the spearing of red-horse, suckers and mullet in Clinton river

and Belle river, together with their tributaries, during the months of March and April of each year.

[Act 316, P. A. 1919.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SPEARING OF RED-HORSE, ETC., LAWFUL.

(122) SECTION 1. Hereafter it shall be lawful to take by means of a spear, with or without the aid of jack or other artificial light, red-horse, suckers and mullet in the waters of Clinton river and Belle river, together with their tributaries, during the months of March and April in each year.

FOULING OF WATERS.

An Act to protect fish and to preserve the fisheries of this state.

[Act 350, Laws of 1865.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

UNLAWFUL TO PUT OFFAL, ETC., INTO WATERS.

(123) § 7637. SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for all persons to put into the waters of this state any offal, blood, putrid brine, putrid fish or filth of any description that will tend to stupefy, injure or kill any fish.

Am. 1921, Act 234.

DESTROYING OFFAL, ETC.

(124) § 7638.

SEC. 2. All fish, offal or filth of any description accruing from

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