Fishing Permits Are For Fishing, Not Beach Outings

Photo courtesy of DNREC / Cape Henlopen State Park

A fishing permit does not mean a party permit on Delaware State Parks beaches… DNREC Natural Resources Police conducted a surf fishing enforcement event over the weekend at Cape Henlopen State Park, issuing citations for people who parked on the beach but were not actively engaged in surf fishing. Some people also received warnings for…

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Surf-fishing permits are hot sellers in Delaware


About 15,500 of this year’ available surf fishing permits have already been issued, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Annual permits are capped at 17,000 to avoid overcrowding at park beaches and to manage limited resources. Starting today, Parks and Recreation is suspending online sales and reducing the number of locations where surf fishing…

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