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Chapter 252

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  252.150.  Corporation owning dam to provide for free movement of fish — maintenance of hatchery — penalty. — 1.  It shall be the duty of any person owning, operating or using any dam existing or which may hereafter be constructed across any river, stream or creek in this state, to erect or cause to be erected and maintained in connection therewith a durable and efficient fishway or such other device as the commission may deem necessary to enable fish to have free passage up and down said waters at all times.  Such fishway or device shall be of a kind, and shall be placed, operated and maintained in a manner, approved by the commission.

  2.  Whenever in the opinion of the commission the height or character of the dam or the condition of the river or stream makes the installation of such ladders or devices thereon impractical or unnecessary, it is authorized to require the establishment and maintenance of a fish hatchery by such person, for the purpose of stocking the waters above and below such dam, the plans, adequacy and methods of operation of such hatchery to be subject to the approval of the commission.  The commission may at any time take fish from said hatchery for distribution to the public waters of the state and such hatchery shall be operated under the supervision of the commission.

  3.  Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section or who shall refuse to establish and maintain such hatchery in lieu of establishing a fishway, when required to do so by the commission, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than three hundred dollars for each such violation.

  4.  In respect to corporations, the duties and liabilities imposed by this section shall devolve and be imposed upon the president, secretary or manager in this state or any general or local agent thereof.


(RSMo 1939 §§ 8938, 8939, A.L. 1945 p. 664 § 21)

Prior revisions: 1929 §§ 8279, 8283; 1919 §§ 5629, 5633; 1909 §§ 6552, 6556


Dam without chute a nuisance, 236.230

Judgment authorizing erection of dam to provide for free passage of fish, 236.180

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