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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation FF-8-2015

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III.PERMITS

A. It is unlawful for finfish dealer to possess, buy, sell or offer for sale striped bass taken from the areas opened by this proclamation without first obtaining a valid STRIPED BASS DEALER PERMIT validated for the CentralSouthern Management Area from the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries. Dealers must abide by all conditions of the STRIPED BASS DEALER PERMIT and the general permit provisions found in 15A NCAC 03O .0502.

B. Only a STRIPED BASS DEALER PERMIT validated for the CentralSouthern Management Area may be used for transactions involving striped bass taken from the areas opened by this proclamation.

C. Striped bass lawfully sold to a permitted dealer may be resold to a non-permitted wholesale or retail market provided the initial permitted dealer records their dealer license identification number on each bill of lading or receipts involved in the shipment of striped bass. Any individual or corporation who holds a current finfish dealer license must obtain a STRIPED BASS DEALER PERMIT validated for the CentralSouthern Management Area in order to sell any striped bass personally harvested.

IV. SALE TAGS

A. It is unlawful for a dealer to possess, buy, sell or offer for sale striped bass taken from the areas opened by this proclamation without having a North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries - issued green colored tag affixed through the mouth and gill cover. In the case of striped bass imported from other states, a similar tag that is issued for striped bass in the state of origin must be affixed.

B. North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries striped bass tags may not be bought, sold, offered for sale, or transferred.

V. LANDING RESTRICTIONS

Striped bass taken from areas opened by this proclamation may be sold only to and purchased by a currently licensed finfish dealer possessing a valid STRIPED BASS DEALER PERMIT validated for the CentralSouthern Management Area.

VI. SEASON CLOSURE

The striped bass season for commercial fishing operations for the areas described in Section I. above will close by this proclamation at midnight, April 30, 2015 unless closed by proclamation at an earlier date when the annual harvest allocation is met. Dealers will have two weeks after the close of the season to sell, offer for sale, transport, or have in possession unfrozen striped bass taken in this fishery.

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