Public Hearing on Red Drum and American Shad Set

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December 4, 2002

Division of Fish and Wildlife

Contact: Roy Miller, Fish and Wildlife, phone: 302-739-3441
or Jason Gleockler, Office of Communications, phone: 302-739-4506

Public Hearing on Red Drum and American Shad Set for Dec. 30, 2002

A public hearing will be held Dec. 30 to amend the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for the red drum, and American shad. The hearing begins at 7:30 p.m., in DNREC's auditorium, Richardson and Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover.

To comply with recreational size limit changes included in Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan's Jan. 1, 2003 deadline for red drum, the department proposes that:

- The minimum size be raised from 18 inches to 20 inches.
- Retaining red drum in excess of 27 inches will be illegal.

To comply with commercial effort reductions included in Amendment I to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan's Jan. 1, 2003 deadline for shad and river herring, the department proposes that:

- A shad season be established in 2003 for the Atlantic Ocean and the Coastal Bays, including Indian River and Rehoboth Bay, to reduce gill net effort for this species by 40 percent.

The length of the shad season will depend on the number of fishermen who sign up to participate in this fishery. This ocean fishery for shad must be closed by 2005 according to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan provisions.

Individuals may present their opinions and evidence by writing the Fisheries Section, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. For additional information, contact the Fisheries Section, 302-739-3441. The record will remain open for written comments until 4:30 p.m. January 10, 2003
 


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