Current through Register Vol. 24, No. 10, April 1, 2022
(Penalty Section 7 Del.C. § 2705 (b)
1.0 It shall be unlawful for any
person to dredge horseshoe crabs in the area in Delaware Bay designated as
leased shellfish grounds except on one's own leased shellfish grounds or with
permission from the owner of leased shellfish grounds. The area in Delaware Bay
designated as leased shellfish grounds is within the boundaries that delineate
leasable shellfish grounds and is described as follows: Starting at a point on
the "East Line" in Delaware at Loran-C coordinates 27314.50/42894.25 and
continuing due east to a point at Loran-C coordinates 27294.08/42895.60 and
then 27270.80/42852.83 and then continuing southwest to a point at Loran-C
coordinates 27281.31/42803.48 and then continuing west to a point at Loran-C
coordinates 27280.75/42795.50 and then in a northerly direction on a line 1000'
offshore, coterminous with the existing shoreline to the point of beginning on
the "East Line."
2.0 It shall be
unlawful for any person, who operates a vessel and has on board said vessel a
dredge of any kind, to have on board or to land more than 1500 horseshoe crabs
during any 24 hour period beginning at 12:01 a.m. and continuing through
midnight next ensuing.
3.0 It shall
be unlawful for any person, who operates a vessel and has on board said vessel
a dredge of any kind, to have or possess on board said vessel any horseshoe
crabs at any time during the period beginning 12:01 a.m. on January 1 and
continuing through midnight, June 30, next ensuing.
4.0 It shall be unlawful for any person to
land horseshoe crabs taken from the Exclusive Economic Zone unless said person
has a valid horseshoe crab dredge permit."