HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 684        FILED ON: 1/12/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 712



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



Resolve providing for an investigation and study by the division of marine fisheries relative to fishing gear swept ashore.


Resolved, Resolved,   The division of marine fisheries shall conduct an investigation and study relative to fishing gear swept ashore by natural causes.  Said investigation and study shall include, but not be limited to, determining the extent of such occurrences, its impact on public safety and the aesthetics of the shoreline.  Said division shall report to the general court the results of its investigation and study, and its recommendations, if any, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry its recommendations into effect by filing the same with the clerk of the house of representatives on or before October 1, 2009.