DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police this week reminded both recreational and commercial anglers that American shad and hickory shad harvest is prohibited on the Nanticoke River and its tributaries. In other waterways, American shad and hickory shad can be harvested all year, with no size limit, and a daily limit of 10 in any combination. For more information on shad visit http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Fisheries/Documents/Delaware%27s Shad and River Herring ID Guide.pdf.
Natural Resources Police officers from March 2 to 8 made 1,351 public contacts and responded to 49 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. Officers issued a total of 60 citations.
Wildlife and fisheries conservation citations included: hunt on state refuge, possess/transport unlawfully taken antlerless deer, wanton waste of game animal, trespassing after hours on state wildlife area, operate motor vehicle off the established roadway on state wildlife area, no Fisherman Information Network (FIN) number, unlicensed fishing and fishing in trout pond before opening day.
Boating, boating safety, public safety and other citations issued during the week included: no boating safety card, no boat ramp certificate, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, possession of firearm ammunition by person prohibited, possession of a deadly weapon by person prohibited, possession of drug paraphernalia non-marijuana related, possession of heroin, possession of synthetic marijuana (spice), possession of marijuana tier 1 quantity, possession of drug paraphernalia marijuana related–civil, fugitive from another state, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, fail to have motor vehicle insurance in possession and driving with a suspended or revoked license.