CHAPTER 71

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 174

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ISSUE A COMMERCIAL GILL NET FOOD FISHING PERMIT TO JOSEPH F. FORST OF GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE, WHO IS PRESENTLY PROHIBITED FROM OBTAINING A PERMIT UNDER THE DELAWARE FINFISHING STATUTES.

WHEREAS, Mr. Joseph F. Forst of R.D. 4, Box 21B, Georgetown, Delaware has been engaged in commercial gill net fishing since 1979; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Forst was incapacitated with a back injury and subsequently required surgery during 19B2 and 19B3, thus rendering him physically unable to pursue his occupation due to health reasons; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Forst appeared before the Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries and gained their support by resolution to have legislation introduced to authorize the DNREC to issue a commercial gill net permit; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has no objection to issuing Mr. Forst a commercial gill net permit if authorized by appropriate legislation.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is hereby authorized and directed to issue a commercial gill net permit to Mr. Joseph F. Forst of R.D. 4, Box 21B, Georgetown, Delaware, notwithstanding the provisions of §915(f), Chapter 9, Title 7, Delaware Code.

Approved June 29, 1987