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PT-4-2013

PROCLAMATION

RE: CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS

Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M., Monday, June 3, 2013 until midnight, November 30, 2013 the following shall apply to crab, eel, fish, and shrimp pots:

POTS MAY BE SET IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS (See attached maps):

I. HYDE COUNTY:

A. Wysocking Bay, Lone Tree Creek as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (1) (A).
B. Wysocking Bay, Mt. Pleasant Bay as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (1) (B).
C. Juniper Bay as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (2).
D. Swanquarter Bay as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (3).
E. Deep Cove as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (4).
F. Rose Bay as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (5).
G. Spencer Bay as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (6).

II. PAMLICO RIVER:

A. Lee Creek as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (7) (A).
B. Huddy Gut as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (7) (B).
C. Indian Island as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (7) (C).
D. Old Field Point, Goose Creek as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (7) (D).

III. PAMLICO COUNTY BAYS:

A. Big Porpoise Bay as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (8).
B. Middle Bay as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (9).
C. Jones Bay as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (10).
D. Bay Point as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (11).

IV. BAY RIVER:

A. Rockhole Bay as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (12) (A).
B. Hogpen Creek as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (12) (B).
C. Fishermen Bay as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (12) (C).

V. NEUSE RIVER:

A. Swan Creek as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (13) (A)
B. Gum Thicket Shoal as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (13) (C).
C. Orchard Creek as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (13) (D).
D. Pine Cliff Recreation Area as described in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0107 (b) (13) (F).

VI. GENERAL INFORMATION:

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5;113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52 and Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03H.0103 and 3J.0301 (a) (2) (B).

B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule15A NCAC 03H.0103.

C. Due to the variable seasonal distribution of finfish, fisheries targeting finfish, and recreational uses, the intent of this proclamation is to allow pots to be set in provisional pot areas currently not being used extensively.

D. Horizontal hatched areas on attached maps indicate those areas designated for pots by N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0107 (a); Angled hatched areas indicate areas opened to pots by this proclamation as authorized by N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03J .0301 (a) (2) (B). Non-hatched areas on maps are ALWAYS CLOSED to potting.

E. This proclamation supersedes PT-7-2012, dated May 25, 2012. Proclamation PT-6-2008, dated May 29, 2008, closes the designated six-foot contour pot area from the mouth of Broad Creek outward to the "2A" marker.

May 31, 2013
10:00 A.M.
PT-4-2013

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

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