Natural Resources Police officers made 3,450 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public between May 23-29, including 659 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks.
For the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind boaters that drinking and boating don’t mix – and that boat operators with blood alcohol levels of .08 or higher risk facing charges for operating under the influence (OUI), as well as putting themselves, their passengers and other boaters in Delaware waters at risk.
Hearns Pond dam and boat ramp will close in May for up to a year while replacement structures are built
Hearns Pond dam and boat ramp, north of Seaford, will close in May for up to one year while a replacement ramp and dam are built.
DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police encourages safe boating practices over holiday weekend
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police advises “steady as she goes” for practicing safe boating on Delaware waterways.
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 20-27; Reminder for the week: Life jackets, cold water precautions recommended for spring boating safety
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 Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents made 597 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters and the general public, including 12 boating safety checks, in which all but one vessel operator was found to be in compliance.