CHAPTER 197 - FISHING LICENSES FOR NON-RESIDENTS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 74 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1915, IN REFERENCE TO FISHING LICENSES FOR NON-RESIDENTS.

Be it chatted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware.in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 74 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1915, as amended by Chapter 192 of Volume 33, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of 2498A. Section 141A. thereof.

Section 2. That Chapter 74 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1915, as amended by Chapter 194 of Volume 33, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of 2525A. Section 168A. thereof.

Section 3. That Chapter 74 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1915, as amended by Chapter 232 of Volume 36, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby *further amended, by adding immediately after 2411. Sec. 54 thereof, the following:

2411A. Sec. 54 A. Fishing Licenses for Non-Residents; Fee: --Every non-resident person, firm or corporation of this State, except as otherwise provided, must take out a license before catching and taking or attempting to catch or take from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, within three nautical miles of the coast line of this State, or from any other waters within the jurisdiction of this State, edible or food fish of any kind by means of any net of any character or any device or contrivance whatsoever, except with rod, hook and line or hand-line as otherwise provided.

A non-resident person, firm or corporation, other than an alien, for a fee of $50.00 for each boat so employed in the taking of edible or food-fish of any kind, may obtain a license to fish in the waters aforesaid, when it is lawful to do so and as otherwise provided.

Each applicant for a license shall present reasonable proof to said Board or its duly authorized agent, that he or she is a citizen of the United States and naturalized foreign-born applicants shall produce naturalization papers.


Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, and costs, together with a forfeiture of all nets, boats and other appliances used. If any person shall fail to pay any fine and costs imposed under the provisions of this act such person shall be committed to the jail of the County where such conviction is had for a period not exceeding ninety days or until such fine and costs are paid.

Approved April 18, 1935.