CHAPTER 184

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 452

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE DELAWARE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO ISSUE UP TO SEVEN (7) COMMERCIAL GILL NET PERMITS TO NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS TO FISH FOR SHAD.

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

Section 1. Amend §914, Paragraph (2), Title 7 Of the Delaware Code by striking the period (.) at the end of the sentence and add the following words "except a resident of the State of New Jersey, who qualifies as a commercial fisherman to obtain a foodfishing equipment permit for gillnet to fish In only that portion of the Delaware River, east of the center line of the shipping channel, and north of 39 degrees 30' north latitude the fee shall be $150."

Section 2. Amend §915, Title 7 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new paragraph (b) (7) to read as follows: "(7) A gillnet - New Jersey resident - $5 per 50 fathoms (300 ft) or any part thereof."

Section 3. Amend §915, Title 7 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new paragraph (1) to read as follows: "Notwithstanding Paragraph (f) of this section, the Department is authorized between January 1, 1990 and April 1, 1990 to issue up to 7 foodfishing equipment permits for gillnets to residents of the State of New Jersey to fish no more than 600 ft. of gillnet in only that portion of the Delaware River east of the center line of the shipping channel and north of 39 degrees 30' north latitude and who provides credible evidence to the Department that he or she has previously engaged in commercial gillnet fishing involving the sale of his/her catch during any 4 of the 5 calendar years preceding 1984."

Section 4. Amend §923, Title 7 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:

"(h) Residents of the State of New Jersey who possess valid commercial foodfishing equipment permits for glllnets shall be authorized to fish up to, but not to exceed, 600 feet of drifting gillnet in the Delaware River on the east side of the shipping channel north of 39 degrees 39' north latitude only during a period of the year beginning at 12:01 a.m. on March 15 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on May 10."

Approved March 29, 1990