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7 DE Admin. Code 3581
This Order considers proposed regulations to amend 7 DE Admin. Code 3581, Spiny Dogfish. The Department's Division of Fish and Wildlife commenced the regulatory development process with Start Action Notice 2013-03. The Department published its initial proposed regulation Amendments in the May 1, 2013 Delaware Register of Regulations, and held a public hearing on May 23, 2013.
The Department has the statutory basis and legal authority to act with regard to the proposed amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 3581, Spiny Dogfish, pursuant to 7 Del.C. §901 (c & d) and 7 Del.C. §903(e)(2)(a). Comment was received by the Department regarding this proposed promulgation, all of which was positive and in support of the Department's actions in this matter. Proper notice of the hearing was provided as required by law.
6.) The Department shall submit this Order approving the final regulation to the Delaware Register of Regulations for publication in its next available issue, and provide such other notice as the law and regulation require and the Department determines is appropriate.
(Penalty Section 7 Del.C. §936(b)(2))
1.0 It shall be unlawful for any commercial fisherman to harvest, land or possess any spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias, in Delaware except in those sizes, seasons, and quantities permitted in accordance with the most recent version of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Spiny Dogfish as amended. It shall be unlawful for any commercial fisherman to harvest, land or possess any spiny dogfish after the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved allocation for the region which includes Delaware has been reached during any given year. It shall be unlawful to commercially harvest, land or possess spiny dogfish taken from federal waters during any time when adjoining federal waters are closed to the taking of spiny dogfish. It shall be unlawful for any commercial fisherman to take, land or possess more than 3,000 10,000 pounds of spiny dogfish per day from Delaware waters, with a day being defined as 24 hours. Further, it shall be unlawful for any Delaware commercial fisherman to be in possession of spiny dogfish taken from federal waters in excess of the federal daily landing limit. It shall be unlawful for any person to possess the fins from any spiny dogfish prior to landing said spiny dogfish unless said fins are naturally attached to the body of said spiny dogfish. All spiny dogfish landed in Delaware for commercial purposes must be reported through the normal state reporting system.
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