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(7 Del.C., §§901(c) & (d); 903(e)(2)a)
7 DE Admin. Code 3518
7 Del.C. §901 (c) & (d); §903 (e)(2)a
Stewart Michels Stewart.Michels@state.de.us (302) 739-9914
(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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