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Rhode Island. Commissioners of Shell Fisheries (1844-1935)



  • Existence: 1844 - 1935

Historical Note

Established by Rhode Island General Laws in 1844 by "An act for the preservation of oysters and other shell fish within this state." in which it states "Sec. 8 At the annual general election the General Assembly shall choose three persons, citizens of and domiciled within this state, to be Commissioners of the Shell Fisheries."

In 1935 the Rhode Island Division of Fish and Game was established to replace the Commissioners of Shell Fisheries (established 1844), the Commissioners of Inland Fisheries (established 1870), and the Commissioners of Birds (established 1899). In 1965 the Division of Fish and Game was superseded by the Division of Conservation. In 1969 the Division of Conservation became the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Commissioners of Shell Fisheries reports

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2000-43-1636-329-C#01049

Includes Commissioners of Insland Fisheries Annual Report: 1873 - 1878, 1882-1884, 1890-1897, 1900-1915, 1917, 1920, 1922, 1924, 1926-1933 and the Majority and Minority Reports of the Commission to Confer With Brown University in Relation to the Agricultural Fund, so called Made to the General Assembly at its January Session.

Dates: 1873--1933

Laws Relating to Shell Fisheries (published)

 Series — Folder 7 Laws Relating to Shell Fisheries 1901-1939
Identifier: 1636-448
Dates: 1901, 1909-1910, 1912, 1920, 1932, 1935, 1938-1939