Delaware

Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish

The Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish was created in 1953 as the Council on Game and Fish. It serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife. It is comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor, with each member serving a term of three years. The Council considers matters relating to the protection, conservation and propagation of all forms of fish and protected wildlife of Delaware and such matters as may be referred to it by the Governor, the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control or the Director of DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Commission Information at a Glance

Number of seats on the Council: 9

Selection criteria required by statute:

  • Political party: At least 4, but no more than 5, of the members of the Council shall be affiliated with 1 of the major political parties. At least 3, but no more than 4, of the members of the Council shall be affiliated with the other major political party; provided, however, that there shall be no more than a bare majority representation of 1 major political party over the other major political party. Any person who declines to announce such person’s political affiliation shall also be eligible for appointment as a member of the Council.

As of mid-2021, all 9 members are consumptive users, and all 9 seats are occupied by men.

Commission Website

Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife

https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/fish-wildlife/