“AN ACT TO PROTECT FISH IN THE WATERS OF LIMESTONE CREEK AND OTHER STREAMS IN DUPLIN COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
SECTION 1. That it shall be unlawful for any person to take any fish from the waters of any stream in the county of Duplin by stirring or muddying or poisoning at any season of the year.
SEC. 2. It shall be unlawful to take any fish of the kind known as perch or bream by shooting or netting in the day time or in any manner by fire light from any of said streams between the first day of May and the fifteenth day of August in each year.
SEC. 3. It shall be unlawful to take any fish by hand seining from the waters of Limestone creek in said county.
SEC. 4. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than five nor more than twenty dollars, or imprisoned not less than ten nor more than twenty days.
SEC. 5. All laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.
SEC. 6. This act shall be in force from and after its ratification.
Ratified the 13th day of March, A. D. 1879.”
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Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina, Passed by the General Assembly at Its Session of 1879, Begun and Held in the City of Raleigh, on Wednesday, the Eighth Day of January, A. D. 1879: To Which Are Prefixed a Register of State Officers, Members of the General Assembly, Judiciary, a List of Commissioners of Affidavits, and State Constitution (Raleigh, NC: The Observer, 1879), 360. Chapter 204—An Act to Protect Fish in the Waters of Limestone Creek and Other Streams in Duplin County, §§ 1-6. Ratified March 13, 1879.