CHAPTER 275

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO 221

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AND HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING FISHING IN DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all the members elected to each branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend §936, Chapter 9, Title 7, Delaware Code, by striking same in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof revised §936 which shall read as follows:

§936. Trout or weak fishing; violations and penalties; exceptions

No person shall catch, take, or attempt to catch and take, from the waters of the Delaware River or Bay, any trout (weakfish) with a net of any character except a shore or haul seine, the meshes of which shall be not less than two inches, stretched measure, or with a drifting gill net, the meshes of which shall not be less than two and three-quarter inches, stretch measure.

No person shall catch, take, or attempt to catch and take any trout (weakfish) from the waters aforesaid under ten inches in total length.

Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section shall be fined $25 for the first offense and $100 for each offense thereafter.

Any person holding a valid license who catches small trout by lawful net while fishing in a lawful manner may retain and use or sell such fish without violation of this section.

Approved March 25, 1974.