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[75 Stat. 292]
[75 Stat. 292]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

292 Protection development.

PUBLIC LAW 87-126-AUG. 7, 1961 and

Hunting and fishing. Regulations.

Navigation.

C a p e C o d National S e a s h o r e A d v i s o r y Commission. Membership.

C omp e n s at ion.

[76 S T A T.

(b)(1) I n order that the seashore shall be permanently preserved in its present state, no development or plan for the convenience of visitors shall be undertaken therein which would be incompatible with the preservation of the unique flora and fauna or the physiographic conditions now prevailing or with the preservation of such historic sites and structures as the Secretary may designate: Provided, That the Secretary may provide for the public enjoyment and understanding of the unique natural, historic, and scientific features of Cape Cod within the seashore by establishing such trails, observation points, and exhibits and providing such services as he may deem desirable for such public enjoyment and understanding: Provided fit/fther^ That the Secretary may develop for appropriate public uses such portions of the seashore as he deems especially adaptable for camping, swimming, boating, sailing, hunting, fishing, the appreciation of historic sites and structures and natural features of Cape Cod, and other activities of similar nature. (2) I n developing the seashore the Secretary shall provide public use areas in such places and manner as he determines will not diminish for its owners or occupants the value or enjoyment of any improved property located within the seashore. (c) The Secretary may permit hunting and fishing, including shellfishing, on lands and waters under his jurisdiction within the seashore in such areas and under such regulations as he may prescribe during open seasons prescribed by applicable local. State and Federal law. The Secretary shall consult with officials of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and any political subdivision thereof who have jurisdiction of hunting and fishing, including shellfishing, prior to the issuance of any such regulations, and the Secretary is authorized to enter into cooperative arrangements with such officials regarding such hunting and fishing, including shellfishing, as he may deem desirable, except that the Secretary shall leave all aspects of the propagation and taking of shellfish to the towns referred to in section 1 of this Act. The Secretary shall not interfere with navigation of waters within the boundaries of the Cape Cod National Seashore by such means and in such areas as is now customary. SEC. 8. (a) There is hereby established a Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission (hereinafter referred to as the "Commission"). Said Commission shall terminate ten years after the date the seashore is established under section 3 of this Act. (b) The Commission shall be composed of ten members each appointed for a term of two years by the Secretary as follows: (1) Six members to be appointed from recommendations made by each of the boards of selectmen of the towns referred to in the first section of this Act, one member from the recommendations made by each such board; (2) One member to be appointed from recommendations of the county commissioners of Barnstable County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; (3) Two members to be appointed from recommendations of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and (4) One member to be designated by the Secretary. (c) The Secretary shall designate one member to be Chairman. Any vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. (d) A member of the Commission shall serve without compensation as such. The Secretary is authorized to pay the expenses reasonably inci^rred by the Commission in carrying out its responsibilities under this Act upon vouchers signed by the Chairman.