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History Timeline of years 1950 - 1961

Year Information  
1950 The Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act provides financial assistance for state fish restoration and management plans and projects. This act and the Wallop-Breaux amendment allowed development of the Freshwater Fisheries section.
Historical Photograph of Fishing Boat
1952 The State Board of Fisheries was incorporated into the South Carolina Wildlife Resources Department and renamed the Division of Commercial Fisheries.
Historical Photograph of Boat
1954 South Carolina Wildlife magazine published its first issue, a black-and-white free quarterly, that communicated to the public the mission and programs of the newly formed Wildlife Resources Commission.
Historical Photograph of SC Wildlife First Issue
1959

South Carolina boating law was enacted which required the registration of powered boats.

Historical Picture of Deer kill
1961 The first documented production of striped bass in the country was accomplished at the striped bass hatchery in Moncks Corner.  

 

 

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