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FF-9-2017

PROCLAMATION

RE: STRIPED BASS SEASON - CENTRAL SOUTHERN MANAGEMENT AREA (CSMA) COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS OF CARTERET, CRAVEN, BEAUFORT, AND PAMLICO COUNTIES, PUNGO RIVER, WEST BAY, PAMLICO SOUND

This proclamation supersedes Proclamation FF-5-2017, dated February 24, 2017.  It closes the CSMA commercial striped bass fishery.

Braxton C. Davis, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M., Monday, April 3, 2017, in internal coastal waters for the areas described below, the striped bass season WILL CLOSE for COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS.

I. AREA DESCRIPTION

A. Pamlico and Pungo rivers - west of a line beginning at a point on the north shore 35° 22.3622’N - 76° 28.2032’W (Roos Point) running southerly through Marker #1 to a point on the south shore 35° 18.5906’N - 76° 28.9530’W (Pamlico Point).

B. Jones Bay/Bay River - west of a line at Sow Island Point at 35° 13.0166’ N - 76° 29.7000' W, running southwesterly to a point at Bay Point at 35° 11.0833' N - 76° 31.5666' W, then running southerly to Maw Point at 35° 9.0333 ’N - 76° 32.1666' W.

C. Neuse River - west of a line beginning at Maw Point at 35°9.0333 'N - 76° 32.1666’ W, running southeasterly to Point of Marsh at 35° 04.5500' N - 76° 28.2333’ W. 

D. West Bay- south of a line beginning at a point at 35° 03.5166’ N - 76° 26.1333’ W, running southeasterly to a point at 35° 02.1833' N - 76° 21.7500' W.

E. Pamlico Sound – south of a line from Roanoke Marshes Point 35° 48.3693’ N - 75° 43.7232’ W; to the north point of Eagle Nest Bay 35° 44.1710’ N - 75° 31.0520' W (southern boundary of the Albemarle Sound Management Area) to the boundaries at the mouths of all the rivers described in I.A. - I.D. and north of a line from Camp Point at 35° 00.0833’ N - 76° 14.8000’ W, through Wainwright Island running southeasterly to a point on Core Banks at 34° 58.7853’ N - 76° 09.8922’ W.

II. SEASON

No person may take, possess, transport, buy, sell or offer for sale striped bass from the area defined above, except dealers will have until April 10, 2017 to sell, offer for sale, transport, or have in possession unfrozen striped bass taken in this fishery prior to the closure.

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