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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 499

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE USE OF GILL NETS TO TAKE FISH AND THE USE OF FIXED GILL NETS, 200 FEET OR LESS, IN INTERNAL TIDAL WATERS OTHER THAN THE DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend §903(e)(1), Chapter 9, title 7 of the Delaware Codc by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:

"(e) Close or open areas within Rehoboth Bay and its tributaries, Indian River and Indian River Bay and their tributaries, Little Assawoman Bay and its tributaries, Big Assawoman Bay and its tributaries, Nanticoke River and its tributaries and all tributaries entering the Delaware River and Delaware Bay to fishing with gill nets for foodfish."

Section 2. Amend §908ia), Chapter 9, Title 7 of the Delaware Code by inserting the words "; a gill net being fished In more or less a straight line;" between the words "power" and "and a bait seine" as the same appear In the last sentence thereof.

Section 3. Amend §923(a), Chapter 9, Title 7 of the Delaware Codc by inserting the words "and to the arca within 1,000 feet of the mean high water line of the shore of the Rehoboth Bay and its tributaries, Indian River and Indian River Bay and their tributaries, Little Assawoman Bay and its tributaries, Blg Assawoman Bay and its tributaries, Nanticoke River and its tributaries and all tributaries entering the Delaware River and Bay" between the words "Bar and "during" as the same appear in the last sentence thereof.

Section 4. Amend §923(a), Chapter 9, Title 7 of the Delaware Code by striking the period of the last sentence and adding the words "except where otherwise prohibited In this Chapter or by Department Regulation".

Section 5. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 5, Chapter 251, Volume 64 of the Laws of Delaware and the provisions of Subsection 915(c), Chapter 9, Title 7 of the Delaware Code, the Department shall have until June 15, 1984 or ten (10) working days after the day this Act Is enacted into law to issue recreational ioodfishing equipment permits for the year 1984."

Approved June 19, 1984.