RE: JOINT FISHING WATERS - GILL NET RESTRICTIONS
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective 12:01 P.M., Wednesday, February 5, 2014, the following will apply to gill nets:
I. AREA RESTRICTIONS
It is unlawful to set gill nets in the joint fishing waters of the state from midnight on Friday to midnight on Sunday each week except:
Albemarle Sound - north and west of a line beginning at a point 35º 58.5887’N - 75º 51.7080’ W near the east shore at the entrance to East Lake; running northeasterly to a point 36º 04.8280’N - 75º 47.4050’W near Point Harbor; and
Currituck Sound - north of the Highway 158 Wright Memorial Bridge beginning at a point on the western shore at 36° 04.8280’N - 75° 47.4050’W; running easterly along the south side of the bridge to a point on the east shore at 36° 05.5770’N - 75° 44.5850’W.
II. GENERAL INFORMATION
A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G. S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52 and N.C. Fisheries Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103 and 03M .0512.
B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. This action was taken to control fishing effort under the approved management strategy in the Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management Plan.
D. Joint fishing waters are managed jointly by the Marine Fisheries Commission and the Wildlife Resources Commission. Maps showing boundary lines can be found on the DMF website at: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/coastal-joint-inland-waters.
February 3, 2014