Delaware State Revised Striped Bass Regulations - Forums
Striped Bass Fishing Site Map | Contact Us | Fishing Log Software | Fishing Online | Advertise
to UPLOAD: please register or login

Go Back Forums > Striper Information & Services > Striped Bass Fishery Conservation / Politics / Management / News > Saltwater Licence Registry links /Regulations / Laws
Forgot Password? Register Now!!

Saltwater Licence Registry links /Regulations / Laws State game thief and Poacher hotlines / U.S. State Trailering Laws / Registration & Guidelines / Regulations / DNRs / Wildlife fish and game / and other govermental agencies / Park service Pass / Fees / News , fishing bills, conservation, regulations pertaining to the striped bass

Thread Tools
Old 01-30-2005, 04:11 PM
CaptainMorgan!'s Avatar
CaptainMorgan! CaptainMorgan! is offline
Reports and Info Dude
Got a Little Captain in you?
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,619
Default Delaware State Revised Striped Bass Regulations

Delaware Revised Striped Bass Regulations Adopted, Effective Feb. 10
January 26, 2005 -- Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary John A. Hughes has issued an order adopting revised tidal finfish regulations affecting Delaware?s striped bass fishery effective Feb. 10, 2005.
According to Fisheries Administrator Roy Miller, the revised regulations increase the commercial gill net season for striped bass from the current March 1-April 30 open season to a new open season of Feb. 15 through May 31. Drift nets will be required for any gill nets with a mesh size of 4 inches or greater that are used to take striped bass during the February striped bass season extension.
The new regulations also increase the length of the commercial hook and line fishing season for striped bass from the current Sept. 1 through Dec. 31 to the new season of April 1 through and including Dec. 31. None of the above season extensions change the harvest quotas the commercial industry has been operating under for several years.
Non-offset ?circle hooks? will be required when recreational fishing with natural bait in designated striped bass spawning areas during the April 1-May 31 spawning season. The circle hooks requirement only applies to hooks with a gap greater than 3/8 inches as measured from the hook point to the shank.
?These revisions are meant to continue management of our striped bass fishery in a manner that provides improved business opportunities for our commercial fishermen? said Miller. ?At the same time, we?ve implemented a recreational fishing conservation measure during the spawning season by requiring the use of circle hooks that should reduce the likelihood of catch and release mortality during this vulnerable period for striped bass. The new circle hook requirements complement action previously taken by the state of New Jersey on their portion of the striped bass spawning grounds.?
A public hearing was held Dec. 30, 2004 on the proposed revised regulations. The Delaware Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries initially recommended that the Department draft regulations to extend the commercial season and consider circle hook requirements. After discussion of various options, the council recommended the proposed revisions adopted in the order.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


bass, delaware, regulations, revised, state, striped

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Some Info On Striped Bass Reel Force Hudson River 8 03-22-2012 09:10 AM
Effects of Striped Bass Stocking on Largemouth Bass and Spotted Bass in Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama archiver Sweetwater Fishing -Freshwater Stripers 0 01-04-2010 12:31 PM
Proposed slot limit - striped bass regulations for Delaware River and Estuary- 2009 Striperjim Delaware River 6 03-10-2009 10:51 AM
The Delaware River and the two state proposed slot limits. Striperjim Delaware River 0 01-21-2009 11:35 AM
Black Bass Myth Test And Answers CaptainMorgan! Sweetwater Fishing -Freshwater Stripers 0 02-16-2007 10:47 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2013 LLC
Affiliated Sites: