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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation FF-50-2015

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IV. Greater Amberjack

A. It is unlawful to possess greater amberjack less than 36 inches fork length.

B. It is unlawful to possess more than 1,200 pounds (gutted weight) of greater amberjack per trip.

C. It is unlawful to possess more than one greater amberjack per person per day, or one per person per trip (whichever is more restrictive) during the month of April.

D. It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale greater amberjack during the month of April.

V. Other Jacks
It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale almaco jack, banded rudderfish and lesser amberjack taken from waters under the jurisdiction of North Carolina or the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Commercial harvest will re-open at 12:01 A.M. on January 1, 2016.

VI. Red Snapper
It is unlawful to possess red snapper taken from waters under the jurisdiction of North Carolina or the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

VII. Vermilion Snapper

A. It is unlawful to possess vermilion snapper less than 12 inches total length.

B. It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale vermilion snapper taken from waters under the jurisdiction of North Carolina or the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 A.M. on January 1, 2016.

VIII. Hogfish (hog snapper):

A. It is unlawful to possess hogfish less than 12 inches fork length.
B. For a single day trip, it is unlawful to possess more than 150 pounds (gutted weight) of hogfish per vessel, regardless of the number of persons onboard.

C. For trips of more than one day, it is unlawful to possess more than 100 (gutted weight) pounds of hogfish per vessel, regardless of the number of persons onboard, for each additional day up to seven days. It is unlawful to possess more than 750 pounds (gutted weight) of hogfish in seven days. It is unlawful for vessels targeting hogfish to fail to call Marine Patrol Communications at 800-682-2632 and report date of departure prior to leaving the dock.

IX. Other Snappers

A. It is unlawful to possess silk snapper, blackfin snapper, yellowtail snapper, dog snapper, cubera snapper, queen snapper, gray snapper and mahogany snapper less than 12 inches total length.

B. It is unlawful to possess mutton snapper less than 16 inches total length.

C. It is unlawful to possess lane snapper less than 8 inches total length.

X. Red Porgy

A. It is unlawful to possess red porgy less than 14 inches total length.

B. It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale red porgy taken from waters under the jurisdiction of North Carolina or the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council from January 1 through April 30 of each year.

C. It is unlawful to possess more than 120 individual red porgy per vessel per trip from May 1 through December 31.

XI. Other Porgies
The Porgies Complex includes scup (south of Cape Hatteras only, 35° 15.0321’ N. Latitude), whitebone porgy, jolthead porgy, knobbed porgy, and saucereye porgy. The commercial season is open with no commercial size limits or trip limits.

XII. Golden Tilefish

A. For a vessel with a valid federal Golden Tilefish Longline Endorsement:
1. It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale golden tilefish taken by longline gear. The fishery will re-open January 1, 2016.
2. It is unlawful to take golden tilefish by hook-and-line gear.
B. It is unlawful to possess more than 500 pounds (gutted weight) of golden tilefish taken by hook-and-line per trip.

XIII. Blueline Tilefish
It is unlawful to possess blueline tilefish taken from waters under the jurisdiction of North Carolina or the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Commercial harvest will re-open at 12:01 A.M. on January 1, 2016.

XIV. Gray Triggerfish

A. It is unlawful to possess gray triggerfish less than 12 inches fork length.

B. It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale gray triggerfish taken from waters under the jurisdiction of North Carolina or the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Commercial harvest will re-open at 12:01 A.M. on January 1, 2016.
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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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