CHAPTER 153

LOBSTERS

AN ACT FOR THE CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF LOBSTERS.

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

Section 1. No person, firm or corporation shall take in any manner whatsoever from the public waters of this State, including the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within three (3) nautical miles of the coast line, or have in his or her possession any lobster measuring less than 3 1/8 inches measured from the rear end of the eye socket along a line parallel to the center line of the body shell to the rear of the body shell, or any spawning lobster.

Section 2. No person, firm or corporation shall take, possess, sell, possess for sale, or offer for sale, any lobster measuring less than 3 1/8 inches as specified in Section 1 of this Act, whether caught within the jurisdictional limits of this State or otherwise.

Section 3. Any person, firm or corporation shall be fined not more than $5.00 for each lobster taken, possessed, sold, possessed for sale or offered for sale by him, her or it in violation of the provisions of this Act, or be imprisoned not more than fifteen (15) days for each such offense.

Approved April 15, 1943.