08.02.04.13

.13 Harvest Reserve Area — Definition and Listing.

A. Definitions.

(1) In this regulation and Regulation .14 of this chapter, the following terms have the meaning indicated.

(2) Terms Defined.

(a) "Harvest reserve" means an area designated by the Department for the restoration and harvesting of oysters on a rotational basis.

(b) "Restoration" means an action to provide ecological benefits and increase oyster population.

(c) "Harvest" means to take, kill, trap, gather, catch, or in any manner reduce any oyster to personal possession or to attempt to engage in this conduct.

B. Harvest Reserve Areas.

(1) Evans Reserve. The reserve consists of all of the waters of Tangier Sound enclosed by a line beginning at a point defined by Lat. 3812.347' N, Long. 7554.217' W, then running 316 True to a point at or near Lat. 3812.685' N, Long. 7554.627' W, then running 80 True to a point at or near Lat. 3812.781' N, Long. 7553.945' W, then running 74 True to a point at or near Lat. 3812.829' N, Long. 7553.731' W, then running 106 True to a point at or near Lat. 3812.708' N, Long. 7553.180' W, then running 228 True to a point at or near Lat. 3812.401' N, Long. 7553.608' W, then running 264 True to the point of beginning.

(2) Wicomico River — Bramleigh Creek Reserve. The reserve consists of all of the area of the Wicomico River enclosed by a line beginning at a point at or near Lat. 3817.439' N, Long. 7649.693' W; then running 326 True to a point, at or near Lat. 3817.937' N, Long. 7650.116' W; then running 346 True to a point, at or near Lat. 3818.395' N, Long. 7650.256' W; then running 66 True to a point, at or near Lat. 3818.499' N, Long. 7649.960' W; then running 129 True to a point, at or near Lat. 3818.277' N, Long. 7649.611' W; then running 166 True to a point, at or near Lat. 3817.831' N, Long. 76 49.475' W; then running 204 True to the point of beginning.