Section 9-12-25

Removal of oysters by lessees upon forfeiture of lease; regulations for protection of rights of lessees.

Upon forfeiture of a lease, the lessee may, in the reasonable discretion of the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources, be allowed additional time to remove from said leased parcel as may seem proper, upon such terms as may be prescribed by the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources, oysters remaining thereon which were planted by said lessee. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shall have authority by regulation to protect the lessees of oyster bottoms in their rights as such lessees.

(Code 1923, §2726; Acts 1936-37, Ex. Sess., No. 169, p. 192; Code 1940, T. 8, §115.)