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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation M-03-2018

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M-3-2018

PROCLAMATION

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

This proclamation supersedes proclamation M-2-2018 dated February 23, 2018. It removes the use of gill nets configured for harvesting American shad by implementing vertical height restrictions for all gill nets. This proclamation also closes a portion of the western Albemarle Sound to all gill nets with stretched mesh lengths of 5 ½ through 6 ½ inches, and maintains additional gill net restrictions 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., Sunday, March 25, 2018, the following provisions shall apply to the use of gill nets in the following areas:

I. MANAGEMENT UNIT A: AREA DESCRIPTIONS 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 Unit A, Subunit A1-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. Management Unit A, Subunit A2-Western Albemarle Sound: area described as south and east of a line beginning at a point on the west shore at Willow Branch 36° 04.7206' N - 76° 43.7667' W; running northeasterly to a point on the east shore at the mouth of Rocky Hock Creek 36° 06.6406' N - 76° 41.4512' W, extending south and east to a line beginning at a point 36° 04.1136' N - 76° 24.5365' at Drummond Point running southeasterly to a point 35° 56.7196' N - 76° 18.8964' W at Mill Point, then running southwest to a point 35° 56.335 -76° 19.661.

D. 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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