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FF-19-2017

PROCLAMATION

RE: SPOTTED SEATROUT RECREATIONAL


This proclamation supersedes Proclamation FF-39-2014, dated June 9, 2014. It includes N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03M .0522. as authority for proclamation issuance for the management of spotted seatrout (see Section III. A.). This proclamation does not include any regulation changes. It maintains the recreational minimum size limit of 14 inches total length and a bag limit of four (4) fish per person per day.

Braxton C. Davis, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M., Monday, May 8, 2017, the following restrictions will apply to spotted seatrout in the recreational fishery:

I. MINIMUM SIZE LIMIT
It is unlawful to possess spotted seatrout (speckled trout) less than 14 inches total length.

II. RECREATIONAL BAG LIMIT

It is unlawful to possess more than four (4) spotted seatrout (speckled trout) per person per day by hook and line or for recreational purposes.

III. GENERAL INFORMATION

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of North Carolina G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52 and North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103, 03M .0522.

B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.

C. All undersized or over limit spotted seatrout shall be immediately returned to the waters where taken, regardless of the condition of the fish.

D. The intent of this proclamation is to manage the Spotted Seatrout fishery in accordance with the Supplement A to the N.C. Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management Plan.

E. Contact the North Carolina 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 www.ncmarinefisheries.net.

F. In accordance with North Carolina 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. This proclamation supersedes Proclamation FF-39-2014, dated June 9, 2014. It includes N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03M .0522. as authority for proclamation issuance for the management of spotted seatrout (see Section III. A.). This proclamation does not include any regulation changes. It maintains the recreational minimum size limit of 14 inches total length and a bag limit of four (4) fish per person per day.

 

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Braxton C. Davis, Director
DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES

May 5, 2017
1:59 P.M.
FF-19-2017

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