HOUSE BILL NO. 179
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 29, OF THE DELAWARE CODE DESIGNATING THE WEAKFISH (ALSO KNOWN AS THE SEA TROUT) AS THE OFFICIAL STATE FISH.
WHEREAS, the weakfish, also known as the sea trout, is the only fish with a World Class Tournament structured around it, and
WHEREAS, the Annual World Championship Weakfish Tournament was originated and coordinated in Milford by the Greater Milford Chamber of Commerce, and
WHEREAS, in 1980 this Tournament had approximately one thousand (1,000) participants from 11 states and 158 communities that came to Delaware for this week-long event.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend Chapter 3, Title 29, of the Delaware Code by adding a new Section designated as Section 311 to read as follows:
"Section 311. State Fish
The Weakfish (Cynoscion genus) is the official fish of the State."
Approved July 7, 1981.