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State of Delaware

John C. Carney Jr.

Governor

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Shawn M. Garvin

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

Dale R. Scuse

F. Thomas Unruh

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

Loren C. Evans

Hon. Ronald Gray

Hon. Gerald Hocker

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

Vacant

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.

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

Directory

Division of Fish and Wildlifewww.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