CHAPTER 347

AN ACT RELATING TO ATLANTIC SAILFISH, BLUE MARLIN, WHITE MARLIN AND STRIPED MARLIN.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 7, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto a new chapter to read:

CHAPTER 12. POSSESSION OF CERTAIN MARINE LIFE

§ 1201. Illegal possession of Atlantic Sailfish, Blue Marlin White Marlin and Striped Marlin; penalties

(a) No person shall sell, possess for sale, offer for sale, offer to purchase, purchase, deliver for shipment, ship, caused to be shipped, deliver for transportation, transport or cause to be transported, carry or cause to be carried by any means whatever for the purpose of sale, or barter, the carcass, processed byproduct or any portion thereof of any Atlantic Sailfish (Istiophorus americanus), Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans ampla), White Marlin (Makcira albida) or Striped Marlin (Makaira mitsukurii).

() This section shall not apply to Atlantic Sailfish, Blue Marlin, White Marlin or Striped Marlin, whole, packed or processed in transportation in unbroken packages and coming from any other state or country, but such packages shall be clearly marked by stencil, tag, or otherwise, showing the true origin of the shipment and its destination beyond the limits of this State.

() Any person, who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than $1,000 for each offense, or be imprisoned for not more than 30 days for each offense.

(a) The Superior Court shall have jurisdiction over offenses under this section.

Approved June 1, 1966.