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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation FF-36-2018

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FF-36-2018

PROCLAMATION

RE: STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL SEASON – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA

This proclamation opens the harvest of striped bass taken for recreational purposes in the Albemarle Sound Management Area. The recreational harvest season shall close by proclamation when the harvest allocation is reached or at 11:59 P.M. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.


Stephen W. Murphey, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M., Monday, October 1, 2018, the harvest of striped bass taken for RECREATIONAL PURPOSES IN THE ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA WILL OPEN and the following provisions shall apply:

I. AREA DESCRIPTION
Albemarle Sound Management Area as defined in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0201(a).

II. SIZE AND CREEL LIMITS

A. It is unlawful to possess striped bass less than 18 inches in total length.

B. It is unlawful to possess more than two (2) striped bass taken in any one day by hook-and-line or for recreational purposes from the Albemarle Sound Management Area.

III. SEASON, MEANS, AND METHODS

A. Striped bass may be taken by hook-and-line or with recreational commercial gear for recreational purposes in the Albemarle Sound Management Area seven days a week during the open season.

B. The recreational season for striped bass in the Albemarle Sound Management Area shall close by proclamation when the harvest allocation is reached or at 11:59 P.M. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

C. It is unlawful to sell, offer for sale, or purchase striped bass taken by hook-and-line or with recreational commercial gear for recreational purposes.
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