CHAPTER 31

FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 74, REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME, BY PROVIDING A LIMIT TO THE LENGTH OF CERTAIN NETS, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.

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, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by enacting and adding to 3020. Sec. 219. thereof a new paragraph, as follows, to wit:

Provided, however, that no drift net, ring net, or haul seines, or combination of nets, otherwise legal to use, shall be used in the Indian River Bay, Indian River, Rehoboth Bay, or the tributaries thereof if the length of such net or nets exceeds Three hundred yards while being fished. Any person violating any provision hereof shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for the first offense and not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each subsequent offense, and in addition to such fine shall suffer the forfeiture to the State of Delaware of the net or nets used at the time of the violation.

Approved April 27, 1949.