Delaware Restricts Recreation Options for Out-of-State Visitors, Allows Restricted Surf Fishing

As Delaware citizens remain under a stay at home order, Delaware officials are clarifying changes under Governor John Carney’s latest emergency order.

The Governor’s order on Sunday that forces anyone who enters Delaware from another state to self-quarantine for 14 days also applies to recreational activities.

The order allows limited vehicle access to beaches for surf fishing. Out of state visitors who have completed a 14 day quarantine will also have limited access to state parks and wildlife areas. They will also be able to fish and hunt.

DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin said “This change is designed to allow a source of food and a bit of safely distant recreation, but it is not intended to allow the normal type of surf fishing we see with groups of people engaged in non-fishing activities.”