Senate Bill 144
152nd General Assembly (Present)
House Natural Resources & Energy 6/21/23
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FOOD FISHING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS.
This Act removes the language "in the capacity of Master" from Chapter 9 of Title 7. This language has the effect of prohibiting highly credentialed professionals who have earned the right to captain their own ships, via appropriate United States Coast Guard training, from being provided with a food fishing permit. Removing this criterion would make the existing requirements more flexible and allow families that rely upon fishing as part of their livelihoods to proceed unimpeded by time-consuming and costly requirements.
Takes effect upon being signed into law