RE: SPINY DOGFISH-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 6:00 P.M., Saturday, March 31, 2012 the following will apply to the harvest of spiny dogfish:
I. HARVEST RESTRICTIONS
The commercial harvest season for spiny dogfish is CLOSED in all coastal fishing waters, including the Atlantic Ocean.
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 Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103, and 03M.0512.
B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. North Carolina is operating under a state quota and that quota is being approached.
The set-aside for scientific specimens south of Brown’s Inlet has been closed.
D. This proclamation supersedes Proclamation FF-4-2012, dated January 12, 2012.
March 29, 2012
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