STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies.
RE: Formation of the Delaware Shellfish Quality Control Board.
WHEREAS, the responsibility for the propagation and regulation of the Shellfisheries of the State is vested with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; and
WHEREAS, the responsibility for sanitary quality of shellfish waters currently rests with the Department of Health and Social Services; and
WHEREAS, it is determined to be in the best interest of the State and the industry to assure a coordinated effort;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order the following:
1. The creation of the Delaware Shellfish Quality Control Board. The Board shall be responsible for establishing procedures for testing and promulgating regulations governing the handling, processing and transportation as they relate to the sale of shellfish. The Board shall take into consideration the Standards established by the Shellfish Sanitation Branch, Food and Drug Administration, and Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
2. The Chairman of the Delaware Shellfish Quality Control Board shall be Secretary Jack D. White, Department of Health and Social Services.
3. The members of the committee shall include:
Secretary John C. Bryson
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Senator Richard S. Cordrey, member of the Natural Resources Committee
Dr. Kent Price, Director
Field State, Marine Laboratory University of Delaware
APPROVED this 13th day of August, 1973.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT
ROBERT H. REED
Secretary of State