CHAPTER 202 - LICENSING OF FISHING BOATS

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE LICENSING OF FISHING BOATS; EXCEPTIONS.

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

Section 1. That all of Chapter 184 of Volume 34, Laws of Delaware, is hereby repealed.

Section 2. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in the business of carrying fishing parties, for hire, in any boat or boats for the purpose of fishing in the waters of the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, and that part of the Atlantic Ocean under the jurisdiction of the State of Delaware, without first obtaining an annual license for each boat from the Board of Game and Fish Commissioners of the State of Delaware; provided, however, nothing in this Section shall apply to boats propelled exclusively by oars.

Any resident of this State desiring to engage in the business aforesaid shall pay to said Board each year a fee of Ten Dollars ($10.00) for each boat license.

Any non-resident of this State desiring to engage in the business aforesaid shall pay to said Board each year, a fee of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for each boat license.

Such licenses shall expire on the thirty-first day of December of the year issued.

All funds arising from the sale of the aforesaid licenses and from fines imposed for any violations of the provisions of this Act shall be paid by the said Board to the Treasurer of the State of Delaware, in accordance with the provisions of 2360A, Section 3A, of Chapter 74, of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware.

Section 3. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Act, shall upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) and costs of prosecution, and suffer the forfeiture of each and every boat or boats used. Provided, that, for the violation of any of the provisions of this Act by a non-resident of this State, the minimum fine shall be One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).

Licensing of Fishing Boats:--If any person shall fail to pay any fine or 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. All prosecutions for violations of any of the provisions of this Act shall be in accordance with the provisions of 2410 Section 53, of Chapter 74 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware.

Approved April 24, 1935.