OF FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME.
AN ACT for the Protection of Diamond Back Terrapin.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That from and after the passage of this Act it shall be unlawful for any person to catch, take, kill or destroy or have in his possession, except for strictly scientific or propagating purposes, any Diamond Back Terrapin from the fifteenth day of March until the fifteenth day of November following in each and every year.
Section 2. That it shall be unlawful for any person to catch, take, kill or destroy or have in his possession any Heifer Diamond Back Terrapin which measures less than five and one-half inches lengthwise on the bottom shell, except for strictly scientific or propagating purposes.
Section 3. That any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall pay a fine of not less than Five Dollars and not more than Twenty-five Dollars for each Terrapin so caught, taken or had in possession, one-half of said fine to be paid to the person or persons securing the arrest and conviction, and in default of the payment of such fine together with costs, shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding ten days.
Section 4. That nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent any person from disposing by sale or otherwise of any Diamond Back Terrapin which he may have had in his possession previous to the passage of this Act.
Section 5. That all Acts and parts of Acts in so far as the same are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act be, and the same are hereby repealed.
Approved March 26, A. D. 1913.