COLREGS Demarcation Lines
How do you know if you are fishing in Internal (Sound) or Ocean waters? The Ocean boundary is defined as water seaward of the COLREGS Demarcation Lines as indicated on National Ocean Service navigation charts. And what does that mean? Take a close look at your charts and you will see this line - the COLREGS DEMARCATION LINE - defined. If you are fishing inshore of this line then you are in internal waters. If you are fishing to the ocean side of this line then you are in ocean waters.
Want to know more about the COLREGS lines in North Carolina?
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Designations for COLREGS Lines in N.C. Waters/Inlets
Maps of the COLREGS lines in N.C.
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