RE: STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL SEASON - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M., Tuesday, October 1, 2013 the season for striped bass taken for recreational purposes in the Albemarle Sound Management Area shall open with the following restrictions:
I. AREA DESCRIPTION
All waters of the Albemarle Sound Management Area (ASMA) as defined in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0201 (a).
II. SIZE, CREEL AND SEASON LIMITS – ALL AREAS AND GEARS
A. No person shall take or possess striped bass less than 18 inches total length taken for recreational purposes from the Albemarle Sound Management Area.
B. No person, including Recreational Commercial Gear License (RCGL) holders, shall take or possess more than three (3) striped bass taken in any one day for recreational purposes from the Albemarle Sound Management Area.
C. Striped bass may be taken by hook and line for recreational purposes in the Albemarle Sound Management Area seven days a week during the open season.
D. The recreational season for striped bass in the Albemarle Sound Management Area shall close at 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 30, 2014, unless closed earlier by a proclamation.