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(7 Del.C. §§901(c) & (d); 903(e)(2)a)
7 DE Admin. Code 3518
This Order considers proposed regulations to amend 7 DE Admin. Code 3518: Black Drum Size Limit; Possession Limit; Landing Limit; Dealer Limit. The Department's Division of Fish and Wildlife commenced the regulatory development process with Start Action Notice 2013-22. The Department published its initial proposed regulation amendments in the September 1, 2013 Delaware Register of Regulations. The Department then held a public hearing on September 30, 2013. The public hearing record remained open at that time for public comment through October 15, 2013.
7.) 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)
"Delaware Estuary" means all those tidal waters located within an area to the north of a straight line drawn between Cape May Point, New Jersey and Cape Henlopen, Delaware, but not including the tributaries of the Delaware River and Delaware Bay.
21.0 Size limit
It shall be unlawful for a person to possess a black drum (Pogonias cromis) taken from the Delaware Estuary that measures less than sixteen (16) inches, total length.
32.0 Possession Limits
32.1 It shall be unlawful for a recreational fisherman to take and reduce to possession more than three (3) black drum per day (a day being 24 hours) from the Delaware Estuary.
32.2 It shall be unlawful for a commercial fisherman or a vessel, regardless of the number of licensed commercial fishermen onboard that vessel, to possess or land more than 10,000 pounds of black drum taken from the Delaware Estuary in any one (1) day.
43.0 Landing Limit
It shall be unlawful for a commercial fisherman to sell, trade or barter or attempt to sell, trade or barter black drum or parts of black drum that are landed from the Delaware Estuary in this State after a date when the Department has determined or projected that 65,000 pounds of black drum have been or will be landed in this State from the Delaware Estuary by the commercial fishery in a calendar year.
54.0 Dealer limit
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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