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(7 Del.C. §§1902(a) and 2106(d))
7 DE Admin. Code 3774
7 DE Admin. Code 3774 Oyster Minimum Size Limit
Delaware’s Advisory Council on Shellfisheries requested the Department consider action to allow Delaware’s oyster harvesters to possess de minimis quantities of undersized (<2.75”) oysters that are inherent to the harvesting process.
7 Del.C. §§1902(a) and 2106(d)
The hearing record on the proposed changes to 7 DE Admin. Code 3774 Oyster Minimum Size Limit will be open April 1, 2016. Individuals may submit written comments regarding the proposed changes via e-mail to or via the USPS to Lisa Vest, Hearing Officer, DNREC, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901 (302) 739-9042. A public hearing on the proposed amendment will be held on April 21, 2016 beginning at 6:00 PM in the DNREC Auditorium, located at the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
(Penalty Section 7 Del.C. §1912)
1.0 It shall be Except as provided in 1.1 and 1.2, it is unlawful for any person to possess any oyster harvested for direct sale from the State's natural oyster beds that measures less than 2.75 (2¾) inches between the two most distant points on the edges of said oyster's shell.
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