CHAPTER 201 - STURGEON FISHING

AN ACT TO REGULATE STURGEON FISHING

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

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to catch and take, or attempt to catch and take any sturgeon from the waters within the jurisdiction of this State, with any device, excepting a seine or gill net, the meshes of which shall not be less than eleven inches stretched measure while being fished; provided, however, that where a sturgeon not under the size hereinafter prohibited shall become entangled in a shad or other net which is being bona-fide used for the catching of shad or other fish, the said sturgeon so caught may be retained. It shall further be unlawful for any person to catch or take, or attempt to catch or take from the waters aforesaid, any sturgeon or mammose under four and one-half feet in length, and if any such sturgeon or mammose under four and one-half feet in length shall be caught it shall be immediately returned to the waters uninjured. It shall also be unlawful for any person to catch and take, or attempt to catch and take sturgeon or mammose from the waters aforesaid in any manner whatever between the hours of two o'clock P. M. of every Saturday and twelve o'clock midnight of the Sunday next ensuing. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section shall, upon conviction thereof be subject to a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00), together with a forfeiture of all nets, boats and other appliances used.

Section 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved April 12, 1935.