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(7 Del.C. §§1902(a)(1); 2804; 2806)
7 DE Admin. Code 3710, 3711 & 3712
The purpose of this action is to provide Delaware’s licensed knobbed conch, Busycon carica, dredgers with access to this resource similar to that of their New Jersey counterparts.
7 Del.C. §§1902(a)(1), §2804, §2806
The hearing record on the proposed changes to 7 DE Admin. Code §§3710, 3711 and 3712 pertaining to knobbed conch will be open May 1, 2015. Individuals may submit written comments regarding the proposed changes via e-mail to Lisa.Vest@state.de.us 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 May 28, 2015 beginning at 6:00 PM in the DNREC Auditorium, located at the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Stewart Michels Stewart.Michels@state.de.us (302) 739-9914
(Penalty Section 7 Del.C. §1912)
1.0 It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any channeled conch, Busycotypus canaliculatum, that measures less than six (6) inches in length or 3 1/8 inches in diameter at the whorl.
3.0 It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any knobbed conch, Busycon carica, that measures less than five 5 ¼ inches in 2007, 5 ½ inches in 2008, 5 ¾ inches in 2009, and six (6) inches in length in 2010. Beginning in 2010, the minimum length shall remain 6 inches thereafter until changed by regulation. The minimum diameter at the whorl shall be no less than 3 inches in 2007, 3 ¼ inches in 2008, 3 ¼ inches in 2009 and 3 ½ inches in 2010 and shall remain 3 ½ inches thereafter until changed by regulation five (5) inches in length or less than three (3) inches in diameter at the whorl.
3712 Commercial Conch Dredge Licenses Season
(Penalty Section 7 Del.C. § 1912)
1.0 Pursuant to §2803(c) of 7 Del.C, the Department shall not issue any new conch dredge licenses for a period of 5 years to begin January 1, 2006. Licenses may continue to be issued pursuant to §2803(d) of 7 Del.C. Notwithstanding 7 Del.C. §§2803(a) and 2805, it is unlawful to for a vessel equipped with a dredge to possess knobbed conch during the period June 16 through January 14.
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