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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation M-02-2018

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M-2-2018

PROCLAMATION

RE: GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A

This Proclamation supersedes proclamation M-24-2017 dated December 22, 2017. It opens all of Management Unit A to the use of gill nets and allows gill net configurations for harvesting American shad by removing vertical height restrictions for up to 1,000 yards of gill net with stretched mesh lengths of 5 ¼ through 6 ½ inches. This proclamation also implements additional gill net restrictions for Management Subunit A-South of US-64-BYP/US-64, in accordance with the Sea Turtle and Atlantic Sturgeon ITPs.

Stephen W. Murphey, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M., Saturday, March 3, 2018, the following provisions shall apply to the use of gill nets in the following areas:

I. MANAGEMENT UNIT A: DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFIC AREA RESTRICTIONS
(See Map)

A. Management Unit A: encompasses all Internal Coastal Waters bound on the south by 35° 46.3000’ N latitude to the North Carolina/Virginia state line. This includes Albemarle, Currituck, Croatan and Roanoke sounds and their tributaries.

B. Management Subunit A-South of US-64-BYP/US-64: area described as south of a line beginning at a point 35° 53.1720’ N – 75° 45.6160’ W on the mainland shore near Manns Harbor; running easterly along the south side of the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge, continuing easterly along the south side of the Washington Baum Bridge to a point ending at 35° 54.3820’ N – 75° 35.9240’ W on the Outer Banks shore.

C. Black Walnut Point to Mackey’s Creek: It is unlawful to use ANY gill nets (including those described in Section V.) in the area southwest of a line from Black Walnut Point 35° 59.3833’ N - 76° 41.0060’ W; running southeasterly to a point 35°56.3333’ N - 76° 36.0333’ W at the mouth of Mackey’s Creek, including Roanoke, Cashie, Middle and Eastmost Rivers.
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