CHAPTER 408

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 494

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO OUT- OF- STATE FINFISH AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ISSUE AQUACULTURE PERMITS FOR FINISH.

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 I. Amend 5903. Chapter 9, Title 7 of the Delaware Code by inkling a new paragraph U) to read as follows:

"(j) The Department shall have the authority to issue a permit to a person for the artificial propagation, aquaculture and possession of finfish which otherwise would be illegal in this State provided that all finfish removed from the tidal water under the jurisdiction of this State for obtaining eggs or sperm are to be released immediately or disposed of in a manner specified in the permit."

Section 2. "Amend 5929(a), Chapter 9, Title 7 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "unless said finfish was legally purchased outside the jurisdictional boundaries of the State and said sale Is evidenced by a validated bill of sale." and substitute in lieu thereof the words "unless said finfish is the legal product of artifical propagation and aquaculture authorized under permit issued by the Division."

Approved July 3, 1986