RE: SPOTTED SEATROUT RECREATIONAL
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective 12:01 A.M., Sunday, April 1, 2012, the following 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 per person per day by hook and line or for recreational purposes.
III. 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. Fisheries 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 Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. This action was taken following action by the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission on the Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management Plan. The MFC directed the Director to implement these restrictions in the interim until the provisions of the Plan take effect in February, 2014.
D. This proclamation supersedes Proclamation FF-12- 2012, dated February 23, 2012. It removes the suspension of authorizing rules that have been repealed and replaces the authority with the proper citation. All restrictions remain unchanged.
March 26, 2012
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