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Standardization of Bushel Containers and Oyster Tagging | Maryland DNR Fisheries Service News

Standardization of Bushel Containers and Oyster Tagging

7/29/2011  |   Posted by Fmarenghi

Tags: Shellfish, Regulations  

Standardization of Bushel Containers and Oyster Tagging

The Department is proposing to add new regulations to bring Maryland in line with FDA requirements under the National Shellfish Sanitation Program's shellstock identification and traceability requirements. The regulation includes:

  • A list of containers that may be used (dimensions, construction, fill line, exemptions for lease holders and skipjacks)
  • Requirements for tagging containers
  • A definition of bushel
  • Record keeping requirements (shellfish buy tickets, tax certificates and reports, harvest reporting)
  • A definition of buying station and describes the only locations that oysters may be sold

Click here to view factsheet.

Click here to view proposed regulation or to make a public comment.

Public comments may be submitted via fax, 410-260-8310 or email comments to the Regulatory Staff.