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sary proceedings to punish the offenders, and it shall be their duty to seize and destroy any nets found, used or set in violation of this act.

NETS DECLARED A NUISANCE.

(170) SEC. 4. Any and all such nets set in said prohibited waters in violation of the provisions of this act are hereby declared to be a public nuisance, and may be taken up and destroyed by any person finding the same, without criminal or civil liability.

Sec. 5. Repealing clause.

An Act to prohibit the taking or catching of fish with gill nets, trap nets, seines

or other device of any kind, except hook and line, from that part of Little Traverse bay of Lake Michigan, known as Little Traverse harbor, and lying inside or north and west of Harbor Point and a line starting from a point on the shore directly east of Harbor Point light house; thence east to a point on the township line between township thirty-five north, of range five west, and township thirty-five north, of range six west; thence to the north shore of Little Traverse harbor.

[Act 314, P. A. 1905.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

WHERE UNLAWFUL TO USE NETS, ETC.

(171) SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to take or catch fish of any kind, with gill nets, trap nets, seines or other device of any kind, except hook and line, in that part of Little Traverse bay on Lake Michigan, known as Little Traverse harbor, and lying inside or north and west of Harbor Point and a line starting from a point on the shore directly east of Harbor Point light house, and running east to a point on the township line between township thirty-five north, of range five west, and township thirty-five north, of range six west; thence north to the north shore of Little Traverse harbor.

PENALTY.

(172) SEC. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail or the Detroit house of correction for a period of not more than ninety days or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 3 repeals inconsistent acts.

LOCAL PROVISIONS.-INLAND WATERS.

An Act to permit the taking of cisco by the use of gill nets in the waters of certain

lakes in Cass county, and providing for the licensing and regulation of such fishing by the state game, fish and forestry warden.

[Act 247, P. A. 1919.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

WHEN MAY TAKE CISCO WITH GILL NETS. - SIZE OF NET.

(173) SECTION 1. Hereafter it shall be lawful from the fifteenth day of November to the tenth day of December, inclusive, of each year, to take cisco in any of the waters of Harwood, Weatherbee, and Lime lakes in Newberg township; Birch, Shavehead, Baldwin, Wood, Little Wood, and Long Lakes in Porter township; Bunker lake in Volinia township; Donnell and Curtis lakes in Penn township, all in Cass county, by means of gill nets: Provided, however, That no such gill net shall exceed ten rods in length nor be of a mesh less than two and one-half inch, nor more than four and one-quarter inch, extension measure, nor shall any person use or have in his possession at any time more than one of such nets: Provided further, That no such net shall be floated from the surface of the water or set except between the time of sunset of one day to sunrise of the following morning, nor in water exceeding fifteen feet in depth.

Am. 1921, Act 33.

TO PROCURE LICENSE.

(174) SEC. 2. Before any person shall use a net as provided in this act, he shall obtain from the state game, fish and forestry warden, or one of his deputies, a license for such privilege and pay therefor a fee, the amount of which shall be determined by said state game, fish and forestry warden. Immediately after the tenth day of December of each year any net used under the provisions of this act shall be delivered, by the person owning same, to the state game, fish and forestry warden, or one of his deputies, to be kept by such warden at the oflice of the county clerk of Cass county, until the legal time for the use of the same shall have again arrived, at which time such nets may be delivered to the owner thereof upon application to the state game, fish and forestry warden and payment of the license fee as in the first instance.

METAL TAG OR SEAL.

(175) SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the state game, fish and forestry warden, at the time of granting such license, to furnish, with the same a metal tag or seal of distinctive character, which tag or seal shall be permanently affixed to the net used by such licensee and to remain thereon as long as such net is used under the provisions of this act.

PENALTY.

(176) SEC. 4. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

Am. 1921, Act 130.

An Act to permit the taking of cisco by the use of gill nets in the waters of

Klinger lake, Middle lake, Thompson lake, Corey lake and Kaiser lake in St. Joseph county and providing for the licensing and regulation of such fishing by the state game, fish and forestry warden.

[Act 329, P. A. 1919.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

WHEN USE OF GILL NETS LAWFUL.

(177) SECTION 1. Hereafter it shall be lawful from the fifteenth day of November to the tenth day of December, inclusive, of each year, to take cisco in any of the waters of Klinger lake, Middle lake, Thompson lake, Corey lake and Kaiser lake in St. Joseph county by means of gill nets: Provided, however, That no such gill net shall exceed ten rods in length nor bə of a mesh le 33 thin one and one-quarter inch, nor shall any person use or have in his possession at any time more than one of such nets: Provided further, That no such net shall be floated from the surface of the water or set except between the time of sunset of one day to sunrise of the following morning.

LICENSE. —CUSTODY OF NETS.

(178) SEC. 2. Before any person shall use a net as provided in this act, he shall obtain from the state game, fish and forestry warden, or one of his deputies, a license for such privilege and pay therefor a fe2, the a noint of which shall be determined by said state game, fish and forestry wirlen. Imneliately after the tenth day of December of each year any net used under the provisions of this act shall be delivered, by the person owning same, to the state game, fish and forestry warden, or one of his deputies, to be ket by sich wurden until the legal time for the use of the same shall have again arrivel. at which time such nets may be delivered to the owner thereof upon applicatiou to the state game, fish and forestry warden and payment of the license fee as in the first instance.

PENALTY.

(179) SEC. 3. Any person or persons using a net as provided in this act without first securing the license so to do from the director of conservation, or any person taking other than cisco in such nets or violating any of the ions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a mis leminor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not exceeding thirty days, or by bɔth such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

Am. 1921, Act 131.

An Act to prohibit the taking or catching of fish in Gun lake, in the counties

of Barry and Allegan, by means of spears, nets, firearms or artificial lights, or explosive substances.

[Act 329, L. A. 1885.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

FISHING IN GUN LAKE PROHIBITED.

(180) SECTION 1. That it shall not be lawful for any person to take or catch any fish in the waters of Gun lake, in the counties of Barry and Allegan, by means of spear, firearm, net, trap-net, snare, or by the use of "jacks” or artificial light of any kind, or by the use of dynamite, giant powder, or any other explosive substance or combination of substances.

PENALTY.

(181) SEC. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not to exceed fifty dollars and costs of suit, or imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed sixty days, or both such fine or imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

EVIDENCE OF VIOLATION.

(182) SEC. 3. In all prosecutions under this act, it shall be prima facie sufficient on the part of the people to show that the defendant was found upon the waters of said lake with spear, net, trap-net, “jack” or artificial light of any kind, or with dynamite, giant powder, or any other explosive substance or combination of substances.

An Act for the protection of fish in Jordan lake in the counties of Barry and

Ionia, and the waters of Tupper lake and Long lake in the county of Ionia.

[Act 149, P. A. 1907.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SPEARING IN LONG LAKE PROHIBITED.

(183) SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to spear or attempt to spear at any time, any fish in the waters of Long lake, located in the county of Ionia.

Am. 1917, Act 113.

PENALTY.

(184) SEC. 2. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

An Act to prevent the taking, catching or destruction of fish in the lakes known

as Indian lake, Dewey lake, Cable lake, Magician lake and Crooked lake in Silver Creek township, all in the county of Cass; and Crooked lake and Round lake in the township of Keeler in Van Buren county; and Brush lake in the townships of Berrien and Pipestone, and Long lake in Berrien township, Berri county, and Lee lake in Newton township in the county of Calhoun. (a)

[Act 35, P. A. 1891.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

FISHING PROHIBITED, EXCEPT WITH HOOK AND LINE.

(185) SECTION 1. That it shall not be lawful for any person to take, catch or kill any fish in the lakes known as Indian lake, Dewey lake, Cable lake, Magician lake and Crooked lake in Silver Creek township, all in the county of Cass; and Crooked lake and Round lake in the township of Keeler in Van Buren county; and Brush lake in the townships Berrien and Pipestone, and Long lake in Berrien · township, Berrien county; Lee lake in Newton township, county of Calhoun, with spear, net, grab-hook or by the use of jacks or artificial light of any kind, or any kind of firearms or explosive material, set lines or other device, except the hook and line.

Am. 1921, Act 34.

VIOLATION A MISDEMEANOR.PENALTY.

(186) SEC. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not to exceed twenty-five dollars and costs of prosecution, or imprisoned in the county jail not to exceed thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

EVIDENCE OF VIOLATION.

(187) SEC. 3. In all prosecutions under this act it shall be prima facie evidence on the part of the people of the violation of the provisions of this act, to show that the defendant was found upon the waters of said lakes with spear, net, trap-net, jack or artificial light of any kind, or with dynamite, giant powder, or any other explosive substance or combination of substances.

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An Act to protect fish and regulate fishing in the waters of Lyon, Long, Pine and

Fish lakes in the township of Fredonia, county of Calhoun.

[Act 20, P. A. 1903.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

UNLAWFUL TO FISH EXCEPT WITH HOOK AND LINE.

(188) SECTION 1. It shall not be lawful hereafter for any person or persons to take, catch or kill any fish in the waters of Lyon, Long, Pine or Fish lakes in the township of Fredonia, county of Calhoun, with any kind of spear or grap-hook, or by the use of jacks or artificial light of any kind, or by the use of set lines, or any kind of net, or any kind of firearms or explosive, or other device, except by hook and line under the immediate control of the person.

PENALTY.

(189) SEC. 5. Any person or persons who shall be found guilty of a violation of any of the above sections shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor against the people of the state of Michigan, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor to exceed fifty dollars, and costs of prosecution, or imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not less than ten nor more than thirty days, or by both fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

Sections 2-4 superseded by Act 236 of 1915, (8 § 7651-67 C. L. 1915). See sections 46-60.

An Act prohibiting the transportation of fish outside of the state which are caught

in any of the waters of the counties of Branch or St. Joseph.

[Act 88, P. A. 1893.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

TRANSPORTATION OUTSIDE OF STATE PROHIBITED.

(190) SECTION 1. That no person, company or corporation shall at any time expose for sale, transport, or have in his possession any fish for any purpose except consumption as food in this state, which have been caught in any of the waters of Branch or St. Joseph counties.

VIOLATION A MISDEMEANOR. PENALTY.

(191) SEC. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be subject to a fine not to exceed fifty dollars, and costs of prosecution, for each offense, or be committed to the county jail in the county where such offense was committed until such fine and costs are paid: Provided, Such imprisonment shall not exceed thirty days.

LIMITATION OF PROSECUTION.

(192) SEC. 3. All prosecutions under the provisions of this act shall be commenced within one year from the time such offense was committed.

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