Legislative Actions


Legislative actions


An Act for the Appraising andDisposing of the Tide and Shore Lands Belonging to the State of Washington, also known as the “Act of March 26, 1890” or “The Tide Land Bill” (Crawford, 1890). This act states any person who, prior to the passage of the act, has planted oysters in an area other than where they naturally occur has the exclusive right to purchase that land with”perfect title” (up to 80 acres). An Act to Protect Lobsters (transplants from east coast)