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V. GENERAL INFORMATION:

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 143B-289.52 and N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule15A NCAC 3J .0104(d).

B. The Florida Fish Excluder (I. A.) is measured diagonally from inside one corner edge to the inside edge of the opposite corner while the Fisheye (I.B.) and the Gulf Fisheye (I.C) are measured by measuring two inside leg lengths and multiplying those two distances to calculate the total square inches of the opening.

C. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority per N.C. Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 3H .0103.

D. Channel nets, float nets, fixed nets, and butterfly nets are not required to use BRDs.

E. The intent of this proclamation is to allow federal approved bycatch reduction devices to be approved as state bycatch reduction devices and to require a second authorized BRD in accordance with the N.C. Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1.

F. Persons wishing to test BRD designs not covered by this proclamation may submit BRD designs to the NCDMF, Morehead City office, for consideration for field-testing.

G. Contact N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632 for more information or visit the division website at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/.

H. For more information on the installation of the Modified Jones Davis BRD visit: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sustainable_fisheries/gulf_fisheries/shrimp/documents/pdfs/brds/mod_jones_davis_instructions.pdf and for more information on the installation of the Composite Panel BRD visit: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sustainable_fisheries/gulf_fisheries/shrimp/documents/pdfs/brds/composite_brd_instructions.pdf.

I. In accordance with N.C. General Statute 113-221.1(c) All persons who may be affected by proclamations issued by the Fisheries Director are under a duty to keep themselves informed of current proclamations.

J. This proclamation supersedes Proclamation SH-3-2012, dated May 22, 2012. There are significant changes in that additional Bycatch Reduction Devices are now approved for use in Coastal Fishing Waters and a second Bycatch Reduction Device is required.

May 12, 2015
12:00 P.M.
SH-2-2015

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