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AN ACT to Regulate Fishing by Steam and other Vessels with

shirred or purse seines in the waters of the State of Delaware.

according to this act

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person or perUnlawful to debe with purse sons, corporation or corporations, to take or attempt to or phirred neta take with purse or shirred nets menhaden of any kind in

any waters within the jurisdiction of this State, including the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, within three nautical miles of the coast line of said State, either on his own account and benefit or on account and benefit of his employer; provided, however, that any person licensed in accordance with the provisions of this act may take menhaden with a purse or shirred net in accordance with the permission granted by such license.

Collector of
Oyster Rev-

Section 2. Whenever any person or persons, corporaTo apply to

tion or corporations, may intend to take menhaden with enue for license such purse or shirred nets in the waters above specified,

such person or persons, corporation or corporations, shall make an application to the Collector of Oyster Revenue of this State, for a license to take menhaden, with purse or shirred nets, as aforesaid.

to take menhaden

Charge for License dependent on tonnage of vessels engage ed in fishing

Section 3. Upon the receipt of such application the Collector of Oyster Revenue shall upon the payment to the said Collector of the sum of One Hundred Dollars for each steam, naptha or oil vessel, not over One Hundred and twenty-five (125) net tons, and Two Hundred

OF FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME.

Dollars ($200.00) for each vessel over One Hundred and twenty-five (125) tons; and Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) for each sailing vessel with tenders to be so employed in the taking of menhaden by means of such purse or shirred nets, and Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) for each vessel other than steam or sailing vessels to be employed in taking menhaden as aforesaid, as a license fee, issue to such person or persons, corporation or corporations, a license to take menhaden with purse or shirred nets, duly signed by the Governor of the State of Delaware, attest- License to be ed by the Secretary of State, which said license shall be er nor and atvalid and in force for the term of one year from the date retary of State thereof, and no license shall be issued for a space of time Valid for less than one year.

Section 4. Any person or corporation violating any Penalty for of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misde- this act meanor, and upon conviction thereof shall pay a penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00). Any person or corporation violating any of the provisions of this act shall, whether or not such person has been criminally prosecuted for such violation, be liable to a penalty of two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each offense, to be sued for and recovered in a civil action as now provided by law.

one year

Approved April 3, A. D. 1913.

OF FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME.

CHAPTER 142.

OF FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME.

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled “An Act Fixing the Time for

Catching Shad in the Mispillion River, being Chapter 152,
Volume 26, Laws of Delaware.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Sec. 1, Chap. 152, Vol. 26 amended

Section 1. That Chapter 152, Volume 26, Laws of Delaware, be amended by striking out all of that part of Section 1 after the word "every” in the seventh line of said section, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "Monday and twelve o'clock noon of the following Saturday.

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Approved February 4, A. D. 1913.

OF FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME.

CHAPTER 143.

OF FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME.

AN ACT to Regulate the Catching and Taking of Shad in Broad

kiln River and its Tributaries.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That on and after the approval of this Act Hours for fishit shall be unlawful to catch or take shad from the said Broadkiln

River limited waters, in any manner, whatsoever, between the hours of twelve o'clock noon of every Saturday and sunrise of the Monday next ensuing, and also between the first day of June, in each and every year, and the first day of March, thence next ensuing.

Section 2. That hereafter, it shall be unlawful for Nets to be any person to catch or take, or attempt to catch or take, shad from the said waters, except by the following nets, namely: haul seines, drift nets and bow nets, and the size of the meshes of said seines, to conform to the general State Law, governing the same.

Section 3. That any person or persons violating Sec- Penalty for tion 1 and 2, of this Act, shall be deemed guilty of a mis- act demeanor and upon conviction before a Justice of the Peace, in and for Sussex County, shall be fined not less than Ten Dollars, nor more than Twenty-five Dollars, for each and every offense so committed.

Section 4. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.

Section 5. This shall be deemed and taken to be a pub- Public act lic Act.

this

Approved March 19, A. D. 1913.

OF FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME.

CHAPTER 144.

OF FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME.

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act for the Protection of

certain Fish in the fresh Waters of the State of Delaware, other than the Delaware River," being Chapter 148, Volume 26, Laws of Delaware.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Sec. 2, Chap. 148, Vol. 26 amended

Section 1. That Section two of Chapter 148, Volume 26, Laws of Delaware, be, and the same is, hereby amended by adding at the end of said Section the words “the unlawful setting or placing of any of the devices or contrivances named in this Section shall constitute an offense against the provisions of this Section, and said devices and contrivances when found unlawfully set or placed shall be confiscated by the Board of Game and Fish Commissioners of the State of Delaware and be disposed of as said Board shall see fit."

Devices and contrivances to be confiscated

Sec. 3, Chap. 148, Vol. 26 amended

Section 2. That Section three of said Act be and the same is hereby amended by inserting immediately after the word "year" in the seventh line of said Section the

words: “excepting pike in Sussex County, the season for Season for pike which fish shall be from the twentieth day of May to the

first day of April in each and every year.”

in Sussex county

Sec. 5, Chap. 148, Vol. 26 amended

Section 3. The said Act is further amended by striking out Section five and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

German carp, where to be

“Section 5. That it shall be lawful to catch German neues to be used carp in the waters named in Section one of this Act, ex

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