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7 DE Admin. Code 3581
The purpose of this action is to amend the spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) regulation with modification to the daily commercial “take, land or possess” limit. The Department was requested to consider an increase in the “daily take, land or possess” limit from 3,000 pounds to 10,000 pounds at a recent Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries meeting. This request was subsequently endorsed by the Council.
Stewart Michels Stewart.Michels@state.de.us (302) 739-9914
(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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