CHAPTER 286 - FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 74 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, ENTITLED "FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME" BY PROHIBITING THE CATCHING OF FISH IN WATERS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THIS STATE BY MEANS OF TRAWL-NETS OR OTHER SIMILAR DEVICES; PENALTY.

Be it enacted 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, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out Section 80 of Article 1, 2881, and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to be known as Chapter 74, Article 1, 2881, Section 80, as follows:

All persons, firms and corporations, whether resident or nonresident, are prohibited from catching or 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, fish, whether edible or not, by means of trawl-nets or other similar devices.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Section shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $5,000.00, 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 Section, such person shall be committed to the jail of the County where such conviction is had for a period not exceeding one year, or until such fine and costs are paid.

Approved May 20, 1937.