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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation FF-30-2014

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D. Catch cards and landing tags may be obtained at North Carolina Striped Bass Reporting Stations. Landing tags and catch cards will also be available at all Atlantic Ocean Fishing Piers and most tackle shops in the Northern District (Outer Banks). North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Recreational Port Agents will also serve as Mobile Reporting Stations. Landing tags may be obtained in exchange for a completed catch card. The following information must be included on each catch card submitted: (1) Date, (2) Reporting station, (3) For Hire Permit number (if applicable), (4) Vessel name, (5) Trip type (charter boat, private boat, or head boat), (6) Tournament (Yes or No), (7) Length total length (inches), Weight (pounds), and (8) Tag number.

E. North Carolina For Hire Permit (FHP) holders may apply for on board catch card and landing tag materials to allow self reporting. FHP holders will be contacted by Marine Fisheries Recreational Port Agents each month to reconcile landings tags used and catch cards completed. To obtain an on board tagging kit, contact Doug Mumford (Doug.Mumford@ncdenr.gov). Telephone: 800 338 7804 or 252 946 6481.

F. Surf anglers and those arriving after North Carolina Striped Bass Reporting Station office hours may contact the DMF 24 hour toll free number (800 682 2632) or (252 726 7021) to report their catch. A verification number will be provided to the vessel operator, Captain, or surf angler to keep for reporting compliance purposes. This method of reporting is restricted to surf anglers and after office hours landings only.

G. All undersized or over limit striped bass shall be immediately returned to the waters where taken regardless of the condition of the fish.

H. In accordance with 15A NCAC 03O .0303, recreational size and creel limits apply to holders of Recreational Commercial Gear License.

I. Contact the N.C. 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 http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/.

J. This proclamation supersedes FF-28-2001 dated March 9, 2001. This proclamation adds a reporting requirement for Atlantic Ocean (Ocracoke Inlet to the North Carolina/Virginia state line) recreational striped bass harvest through October 31, 2014 and does not change existing size and creel limits or season requirements.

May 2, 2014
8:00 A.M.
FF-30-2014

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

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