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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 284

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FINFISHING IN TIDAL WATERS AND MARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR FISHING EQUIPMENT.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 920, Title 7, of the Delaware Code by striking from subsection (a) (I) the words and phrase "internal waters of this state" and substituting in lieu thereof the words and phrase "Delaware River and Bay, Atlantic Ocean out to three nautical miles, Indian River and Bay, Rehoboth Bay, and Little and Big Assawoman Bays, during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m., April 1 of each year, and ending at 12:00 p.m.. November 30 of each year".

Section 2. Amend Section 920, Title 7, of the Delaware Code by adding to subsection (a) (I) additional sentences to read as follows:

"During the period beginning at 12:01 a.m., December I of each year, and ending at 12:00 p.m., March 31 in the ensuing year, in the Delaware River and Bay, Atlantic Ocean out to three nautical miles. Indian River and Bay, Rehoboth Bay, and Little and Big Assawoman Bays, red or international orange floats at least 8 inches in diameter may be substituted for the required end flags on fixed nets. In the tributaries to the Delaware River and Bay, Indian River and Bay, Rehoboth Bay, Little and Big Assawoman Bays and the Chesapeake Bay, a red or international orange float that measures at least 8 inches in diameter may be substituted for the required flags at any time."

Section 3. Further amend Section 920, Title 7, of the Delaware Code by inserting in subsection (a) (6) the word "any" between the words "of" and "reflective", and by striking the word "tape" and substituting in lieu thereof the word "material".

Section 4. Further amend Section 920, Title 7 of the Delaware Code by striking from subsection (a) (9) the word "tape" and substituting in lieu thereof the word "material".

Approved July 19. 1985.