Report Volume 21-43

Report Volume 21-43

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... or mistakes that have been made during successive administrations of more than forty years, in reality since_ 1882. It is not the purpose of the present Commission to hold out a brief for what has been done, nor for what the present administration of the Commission of Fisheries has endeavored to do. Former Commissions have been composed of able, loyal men, who have doubtless given their best services to very vexed problem, generally misunderstood, even by those who live within the borders of the seafood area, and have done the best perhaps that it was possible for them to do. This report, speaking for the present administration, as constituted since March 1, 1926, can say most positively that the sharp criticisms directed against it are based upon a misconception or lack of knowledge of the true circumstances confronting the Commission. Investigations by the Seafood Survey Commission, by the Commission named by the 1928 General Assembly and subsequent auditing of the records of oyster rental grounds, substantiate absolutely.that not one single acre has been originally assigned nor leased except in strict accordance with the law. More than this, there is not a single ease in which there has been a lease made by the present Commission encroaehing upon the Baylor Survey or public rocks, all of the contention arising from resurveys prosecuted by this Commission. On the other hand, this Commission, as will be pointed out, has given its best efforts to preserve public clamming grounds and establish, mark and perpetuate the survey designating the public grounds. In newspaper articles and in the heat of campaign speeches, the public has been misled. Assignments, two in number, inherited by this Commission, where concession was made, more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236950526
  • 9781236950529