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Map Packages
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program at the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) provides mapping and analyses support for DMF projects. The GIS products are used to support many DMF programs, which include fishery rules and proclamations, fishery management plans, enforcement, and habitat plans.

Map products are grouped into the following categories:

Rule Map Packages
Fishery rules are identified in the publication N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules. Rule map packages were created to assist the public to easily identify the rule boundaries. Rule map packages are available to view (in Adobe PDF format), to download and to print. Links are provided to view and print the rule text, which is available from the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).

Rule Name
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Maps
Rule Text
(Information from NC OAH website)
   
Albemarle Sound/Chowan River Herring Management Areas Maps 15A NCAC 03J .0209 PDF DOC
Crab Trawling Maps 15A NCAC 03L .0202 PDF DOC

Descriptive Boundaries for Coastal-
Joint-Inland Waters

Maps 15A NCAC 03Q .0202 PDF DOC

Sea Turtle Sanctuary

Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0101 PDF DOC

Military Danger Zones and Restricted Areas

Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0102 PDF DOC

Primary Nursery Areas

Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0103 PDF DOC
The rule maps for Primary Nursery Areas are combined in one map package called Fishery Nursery Areas, which include Primary Nursery Areas, Permanent Secondary Nursery Areas, and Special Secondary Nursery Areas. The Primary Nursery Areas rule is referenced to in 15A NCAC 03N .0104 - PROHIBITED GEAR, PRIMARY NURSERY AREAS.

Permanent Secondary Nursery Areas

Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0104 PDF DOC
The rule maps for Permanent Secondary Nursery Areas are combined in one map package called Fishery Nursery Areas, which include Primary Nursery Areas, Permanent Secondary Nursery Areas, and Special Secondary Nursery Areas. The Permanent Secondary Nursery Areas rule is referenced to in 15A NCAC 03N .0105 (a) - PROHIBITED GEAR, SECONDARY NURSERY AREAS.

Special Secondary Nursery Areas

Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0105 PDF DOC
The rule maps for Primary Nursery Areas are combined in one map package called Fishery Nursery Areas, which include Primary Nursery Areas, Permanent Secondary Nursery Areas, and Special Secondary Nursery Areas. The Special Secondary Nursery Areas rule is referenced to in 15A NCAC 03N .0105(b) - PROHIBITED GEAR, SECONDARY NURSERY AREAS.

Designated Pot Areas

Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0107 PDF DOC

Oyster Mechanical Gear Restricted Areas

Maps

15A NCAC 03R .0108

PDF

DOC

Taking Crabs With Dredges

Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0109 PDF DOC

Purse Seines Prohibited

Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0111 PDF DOC

Attended Gill Net Areas

Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0112 PDF DOC
The Attend Gill Net Areas rule is reference in 15A NCAC 03J .0103 - GILL NETS, SEINES, IDENTIFICATION, RESTRICTIONS

Pound Net Set Prohibited Areas

Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0113 PDF DOC
Anadromous Fish Spawning Areas Maps      
Marine Fisheries Commission
Wildlife Resources Commission
  15A NCAC 03R .0115
15A NCAC 10C .0603
PDF
PDF
DOC
DOC
The Anadromous Fish Spawning Areas (AFSA) are areas where evidence of spawning of anadromous fish has been documented in Division sampling records through direct observation of spawning, capture of running ripe females, or capture of eggs or early larvae. AFSA are in jurisdictional waters for both the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) and Wildlife Resource Commission (WRC). AFSA rule is referenced by MFC in 15A NCAC 03N .0106 – ANADROMOUS FISH SPAWNING AREA BOUNDARIES, and by WRC in 15A NCAC 10C .0602 - ANADROMOUS FISH SPAWNING AREAS DEFINED. The AFSA maps contain both MFC and WRC rules in one map package.
Designated Seed Oyster Management Areas Maps 15A NCAC 03R.0116 PDF DOC

Oyster Sanctuaries

Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0117 PDF DOC
Oyster sanctuary rule is referenced in 15A NCAC 03K .0209 - OYSTER SANCTUARIES.
Exempted Crab Pot Escape Ring Areas Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0118 PDF DOC
Striped Bass Management Area
Maps 15A NCAC 03R .0201 PDF DOC
Proclamation Maps
Some proclamations include maps to clarify boundaries. The following are proclamation maps available for viewing and downloading.

Shrimp Trawling Areas Rule Changes July 2006

Maps

For changes in the designated pot areas from June through November, see Proclamations
PT-6-2008 and PT-7-2008

PT-7-2008
Maps
Additional Mapping Resources

COLREGS - Is a link to maps of inlets on DMF website

Go to site

Shellfish Closure Maps by County
DEH-Shellfish Sanitation and Recreational Water Quality Section maps section.

Go to site
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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