CHAPTER 437

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 636

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RECREATIONAL GILL NETS.

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 § 917(1), Title 7, Delaware Code, by striking the phrase to the south of a point where state-maintained Road 16 terminates in Broadkill Beach during a period beginning on May 1 and extended through November 30 next ensuing" and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase:

"from Cape Henlopen Point to the area immediately adjacent to the termination of state-maintained Road 16 in Broadkill Beach between May 1 and November 30, inclusive, of each year".

Section 2. Amend § 917, Title 7, Delaware Code, by redesignating subsection (j) as subsection (k), and by adding thereto new subsection (j) to read as follows:

"(j) No person shall fish with any gill net equal to or less than 200 feet which is anchored, staked or fixed in any way within one-half (1/2) nautical mile of the mean high-water line of the shore of Delaware's territorial sea or within one-half (1/2) nautical mile of the mean high-water line of the shore of Delaware Bay from the area immediately adjacent to the termination of state-maintained Road 16 in Broadkill Beach to the Murderkill River between May 1 and June 30, inclusive, of each year unless said person has been issued a valid commercial food fishing license by the Department."

Section 3. This Act shall become effective on January 1, 1999.

Approved July 14, 1998