7 Del. Admin. Code § 3765-3771 - Oyster Harvesting Licensee Requirements

(Penalty Section 7 Del.C. § 1912 )

1.0 It shall be unlawful for any person licensed to harvest oysters from the State's natural oyster beds to possess another person's oyster harvesting tags while on board the vessel listed on said person's oyster harvesting license unless the other person is on board said vessel while harvesting oysters.
2.0 It shall be unlawful for any person licensed to harvest oysters from the State's natural oyster beds for direct sale to not attach a current Department issued oyster harvesting tag in the locked position through the fabric of a bushel bag containing oysters. The tag shall be cinched around the top of the bag and locked such that the bag may not be opened nor oysters removed from the bag without breaking the tag or seal. Bags shall be tagged prior to the vessel leaving the shellfish harvest grounds and remain in place while being transported for processing.

14 DE Reg. 117 (08/01/10)

3.0 It shall be unlawful for any person to possess a bushel bag that is empty or partially filled with oysters so long as an oyster harvesting tag is attached to said bag.

5 DE Reg. 2140 (5/1/02)

6 DE Reg. 1356 (4/1/03)

4.0 It shall be unlawful for any person to possess an oyster cage that is empty of oysters so long as an oyster harvesting tag is attached to said cage. A filled or partially filled oyster cage must have the appropriate number of tags attached in the locked position to reflect the number of bushels of oysters in the cage.

6 DE Reg. 1356 (4/1/03)

11 DE Reg. 1496 (05/01/08)

14 DE Reg. 117 (08/01/10)

5.0 It shall be unlawful for any person licensed to harvest oysters from the State's natural oyster beds to possess, while on board any vessel listed on said person's oyster harvesting license, used or otherwise invalid oyster harvesting tags. A used tag shall mean any tag that has been locked or sealed and subsequently cut, broken, or made unusable.

14 DE Reg. 117 (08/01/10)

6.0 Any processor receiving oysters that were harvested from the State's natural oyster beds must keep the oyster harvesting tag or tags in place until the container is broken open or emptied by the processor, at which time the processor must promptly remove and retain the tag(s) for a period of 90 days beyond the end of the calendar year, unless otherwise directed by authorized representatives of the Department.
6.1 It shall be unlawful for any person to process oysters aboard a vessel.

Notes

7 Del. Admin. Code § 3765-3771
14 DE Reg. 117 (08/01/10)

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