CHAPTER 196 - RELATING TO CATCHING OF ALL KINDS OF FISH AND CRABS IN WATERS UNDER JURISDICTION OF STATE OF DELAWARE.

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 74 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, ENTITLED: "FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME", AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 286 OF VOLUME 41, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BY PROHIBITING THE CATCHING OF ALL KINDS OF FISH AND CRABS IN WATERS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THIS STATE BY MEANS OF TRAWL-NETS AND TRAWLS, DRAG-NETS AND DREDGES OPERATED FROM POWER VESSELS; PENALTY; PROVISION FOR A BOAT TO BE USED IN ENFORCEMENT THEREOF.

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

Section 1. That Section 80 of Article 1, 2881 of Chapter 74, Revised Code of Delaware, as amended by Chapter 286 of Volume 41, Laws of Delaware, be amended by striking out the same, as amended, and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section to be known as Section 80 of Article 1, 2881 of Chapter 74, as follows:

All persons, firms and corporations are prohibited from catching or taking, or attempting to catch or take, from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within three miles of the coast line of this State, or Indian River Bay, Rehoboth Bay, Assawoman Bay or their tributaries, fish, whether edible or not, or crabs, by means of trawl-nets, drag-nets, fish or crab trawls or dredges operated from any power vessel.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Act shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), nor more than Fifteen Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00), or be imprisoned not less than two nor more than six months, or both.

For the carrying into effect of this provision, the Board of Game and Fish Commissioners are directed to secure, at a cost not to exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00), a suitable power boat to be used by the Game and Fish Wardens for the purpose of patrol and police work under the foregoing provisions.

Approved May 13, 1941.