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58 Pa. Code § 63.17. Importation and sale of hard clams.

§ 63.17. Importation and sale of hard clams.

 (a)  Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), it is unlawful for a person to possess, import into this Commonwealth, sell, offer for sale or purchase a hard clam (mercenaria species) measuring less than 1 inch in thickness.

 (b)  The size (thickness) limit in subsection (a) does not apply to hard clams cultured by a clam hatchery or clam aquaculture operation, if the origin of the cultured clams is documented that permits immediate determination of the point of origin and the ultimate destination. The documentation will include, at a minimum, a bill of lading or bill of sale stating the origin of the clams and a signed certification from the clam hatchery or clam aquaculture operation identifying the volume or number of the clams in the shipment. The documentation required by this subsection shall be displayed upon request to officers authorized to enforce the code and this part.


   The provisions of this §  63.17 issued under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. §  2102.


   The provisions of this §  63.17 adopted March 5, 1982, effective March 6, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 870; reserved January 6, 1984, effective January 7, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 46; amended March 13, 1987, effective March 14, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 1088; amended September 6, 1991, effective September 7, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3990. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (153768).

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