September 29, 2003
Volume 33, Number 265
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Contact: Roy Miller, Fisheries
Administrator, phone: 302-739-3441
or Jason Gleockler, Communications Office, phone: 302-739-4506
Public Hearing Set for Oct. 1 on Lotteries for Commercial
Gill Net Permits and Authorization for Commercial Hook and Line Permits and
Commercial Crab Dredge Licenses
The Division of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources and
Environmental Control, will hold a public hearing beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1 to establish procedures for conducting the first and
subsequent lotteries of available commercial gill net permits and
authorization for commercial hook and line permits and commercial dredge
licenses. The hearing will be held in DNREC's auditorium, Richardson and
Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover.
The Division is proposing that the first lottery for available licenses be
held on the first day the new regulations go into effect – Jan. 2, 2004 –
and that subsequent lotteries be held the first working day in January of
each year thereafter, as long as one or more licenses are available.
Lottery participants would include current participants in the apprentice
program who have completed the required and properly documented 150 days of
commercial fishing activities over no less than a 2-year period dating from
the specific date the applicant signed up as an apprentice.
Individuals may present their opinions and evidence by writing the Fisheries
Section, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901,
or by email to email@example.com. The record will remain open for
written or e-mail comments until 4:30 p.m., Oct. 6, 2003.
For additional information about the public hearing or regulations, call the
Fisheries Section, (302) 739-3441.
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