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State of Delaware

John C. Carney Jr.

Governor

Delaware Department of Natural Resources
and Environmental Control

David S. Small

Secretary

Division of Fish and Wildlife

David E. Saveikis

Director

ADVISORY
COUNCIL ON WILDLIFE & FRESHWATER
FISH

Edward A. Montague, Chair

Garrett L. Grier, Jr.,
Vice Chair

Raymond F. Burris

John Neal Dukes

Joe C. Johnson

Craig A. Karsnitz

Steven M. Kendus

Robert C. Nichols

Dale R. Scuse

ADVISORY
COUNCIL ON TIDAL FIN
FISHERIES

Dr. Dewayne Fox,
Chair

Brian Hoffecker

Marvin M. Kahl, Jr.

James G. Little

Bernard L. Pankowski
Joseph A. Smith

P. Wes Townsend

ADVISORY
COUNCIL ON RECREATIONAL FISHING
FUNDING

Bernard L. Pankowski,
Chair
David A. Russell,
Vice Chair

Ralph William Baker

Eric B. Burnley, Sr.
Richard Carlisle
Hon. Ronald Gray
Hon. Gerald Hocker
Loren C. Evans

Ronald L. Horton

ADVISORY
COUNCIL ON SHELL FISHERIES

Leonard Voss, Jr.,
Chair

Steven Copp

Patrick M. Gaffney

Richard S. Hand, Jr.

Virgilio Pacelli

Paul Satterfield

Robert G Thompson

State and Federal law prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion and/or disability. Complaints or inquiries should be directed to: Personnel Office, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

This summary is for the convenience of the sportsman and is not intended to cover all fishing laws and regulations. For specific provisions, reference should be made to Title 7, Delaware Code and Delaware Administrative Code. When federal and state laws conflict, the law which is more restrictive governs.

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For the actual wording of the Fisheries Statutes and Regulations, as well as a wide variety of other information, visit the Division’s website AT www.fw.delaware.gov

Division of Fish and Wildlife –
www.fw.delaware.gov

F.I.N. number (800) 432-9228

F.I.N. Helpline (866) 447-4626

Fisheries Section, Dover (302) 739-9914

Fisheries Field Offices

Little Creek (302) 735-2960

Woodland Beach (302) 735-8650

Aquatic Resources
Education Center (302) 735-8652

Recreational Fishing Licenses (302) 739-9918

Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section

New Castle County (302) 836-4682

Kent County (302) 739-6139

Sussex County (302) 855-1901

24-hour hotline (KENTCOM)
for reporting violations, problems
and fish kills (800) 523-3336

Boating Safety (302) 739-9915

Ramp Certificates (302) 739-9916

Boat Registration (302) 739-9916

General Information

Freshwater Trout Program (302) 739-9914

Non-tidal Fishing (302) 735-2960 / (302) 735-8650

Tidal Fishing (302) 739-9914 / (302) 735-2960

Fish Consumption Advisories (302) 739-9914

Division Public Health (302) 744-4546

Artificial Reef Program (302) 735-2960

Fishing / Boating Access Areas (302) 739-9914

Clamming (302) 735-2960

Shellfish Health & Safety,
Closures (302) 739-9939

Crabbing (302) 735-2960