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FF-7-2016

PROCLAMATION

RE: DOLPHIN - COMMERCIAL PURPOSES-CLARIFICATION OF JANUARY 1, 2016 SEASON OPENING


Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective 5:00 P.M., Friday, January 29, 2016 the following restrictions will apply to the commercial fisheries for dolphin:

I. SEASON

Effective at 12:01 A.M., January 1, 2016 the commercial fishery for dolphin in waters under the jurisdiction of North Carolina or the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council re-opened. The commercial fishery for dolphin will close when the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) is reached.

II. 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 N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103 and 03M .0512.

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 Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.

C. The intent of this proclamation is to maintain North Carolina’s compliance with the requirements of amendments to the Fishery Management Plan for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic.

D. After the commercial annual catch limit (quota) has been met, all purchase and sale is prohibited and take and/or possession is limited to the recreational bag limit when the recreational season is open (50 CFR Part §622.280(a)(1)(i).

E. The provisions of N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission rule 15A NCAC 03M .0515 and proclamation FF-27-2012 remain in effect.

F. 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.

G. Contact the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557, phone 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632 for more information, or visit the division website at www.ncmarinefisheries.net.

H. This proclamation opens the commercial dolphin fishery and clarifies that the season opening was effective January 1, 2016 in accordance with South Atlantic Fishery Management Council regulations. A proclamation giving notice of this re-opening was overlooked and should have been issued prior to January 1, 2016.
January 29, 2016
1:15 P.M.
FF-7-2016

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

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