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News from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Updated: 5 hours 35 min ago

DNREC Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages safe boating practices over holiday weekend

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 13:24
DOVER (July 3, 2014) – With many boaters heading out on the water for the long Fourth of July weekend, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Enforcement Section, Office of Boating Safety and Education reminds and encourages them to practice safe boating on Delaware waterways.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter June 24 to 30

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 13:20
DOVER (July 3, 2014) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents between June 24-30 made 2,265 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 429 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 71 complaints and issued 137 citations.

Small plane makes emergency landing on Cape Henlopen beach; pilot and passenger both safe, plane undamaged

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:48
CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK (July 3, 2014) – Delaware Natural Resources Police State Parks Enforcement and Delaware State Police are investigating an emergency landing on a Cape Henlopen beach made by a small plane last evening after it experienced engine trouble.

Commercial waterman fined for fishing violations

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:25
ON THE DELAWARE BAY (July 3, 2014) – DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents on June 25 cited commercial fisherman Frank S. Eicherly, IV, 55, of Bowers Beach, for numerous violations of commercial fishing regulations.

Delaware beaches again land distinction as No. 1 in nation

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:39
DOVER (July 2, 2014) – Putting it in World Series terms, Delaware has just made a “cleanest sweep,” for the fourth straight year capturing the crown for the country’s cleanest beach water quality.

David Small sworn in as new DNREC Secretary

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:42
DOVER (July 2, 2014) – David Small was sworn in this morning as the 10th Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control,

Boats and volunteers sought for Inland Bays Cleanup on July 12

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:02
DOVER (July 2, 2014) – The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and boats for the 10th Annual Cleanup of the Inland Bays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 12. DNREC once again is lending support through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section, along with the Division of Parks & Recreation.