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(7 Del.C. §§901(c) and (d), 903(e)(2)a and (e)(3))
7 DE Admin. Code 3507
This Order considers proposed regulations to amend 7 DE Admin. Code 3507, Delaware Black Sea Bass: Size Limit, Trip Limits, Seasons, and Quotas. The Department's Division of Fish and Wildlife commenced the regulatory development process with Start Action Notice 2014-01. The Department published its initial proposed regulation amendments in the March 1, 2014 Delaware Register of Regulations. The Department then held a public hearing on March 26, 2014. The public hearing record remained open at that time for public comment through April 10, 2014.
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))
1.0 It shall be unlawful for any commercial person to have in possession any black sea bass (Centropristis striata) that measures less than eleven (11) inches, total length excluding any caudal filament.
3.0 It shall be unlawful for any commercial fisherman to land, to sell, trade and or barter any black sea bass in Delaware unless authorized by a black sea bass landing permit issued by the Department. The black sea bass landing permit shall be presumed to transfer with the vessel whenever it is bought, sold, or otherwise transferred to an eligible transferee as defined in 7 Del.C. §2903, unless there is a written agreement, signed by the transferor/seller and transferee/buyer, or other credible written evidence, verifying that the transferor/seller is retaining the vessel’s fishing and permit history for purposes of replacing the vessel.
12.1 It shall be unlawful for any recreational fisherman to have in possession more than 20 15 black sea bass at or between the place where said black sea bass were caught and said recreational fisherman’s personal abode or temporary or transient place of lodging during the period May 19 through October 14 September 18 and during the period November 1 October 18 through December 31.
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