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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation M-07-2014

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5. Gill nets with a mesh length of 3 ½, 3 ¾ and 4 inches may be used east of a line from Baum Point 35° 55.1602’N – 75° 39.5736’W to Rhodoms Point 36° 00.2146’N – 75° 43.6399’W and east of a line from Eagleton Point 36° 01.3178’N – 75° 43.6585’W to Long Point 36° 02.4971’N – 75° 44.2261’W at the mouth of Kitty Hawk Bay.

6. It is unlawful to use gill nets 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.

7. It is unlawful to fail to actively fish gill net sets at least once during a 24 hour period no later than noon each day.B. Area of eastern and southern Albemarle Sound Management Area described in I.B. above
1. It is unlawful to use gill nets with a mesh length less than 3 ¼ inches.

2. It is unlawful to use gill nets with a mesh length greater than 3 ¼ inches and less than 5 ¼ inches except as described in II.B.5.

3. It is unlawful to use gill nets with a mesh length greater than 6 ½ inches.

4. It is unlawful to use more than 1,000 yards of gill net with a mesh length of 5 ¼ inches through 6 ½ inches unless the portion exceeding 1,000 yards in length is:
a. equipped with tie downs spaced no farther apart than 10 yards, restricting the vertical distance between the top and bottom lines to 48 inches or less; or
b. equipped with floats that do not exceed 2 inches in diameter and 6 inches in length placed a minimum of 10 yards apart, not to exceed 11 floats per 100 yards of net; and
c. set so as to fish the bottom not to exceed a vertical height of 48 inches.
5. Gill nets with a mesh length of 3 ½, 3 ¾ and 4 inches may be used south of the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge (Highway 64/264) at Manns Harbor and the Washington Baum Bridge.

6. It is unlawful to fail to actively fish gill net sets at least once during a 24 hour period no later than noon each day.

III. GILL NET YARDAGE RESTRICTIONS
Only gill nets complying with the following yardage restrictions may be used in the described areas. A fishing operation, regardless of the number of vessels or persons involved, shall adhere to the gill net yardage restrictions regardless of the number of areas fished.

A. It is unlawful to use more than 800 yards of gill net with a mesh length of 3 ¼, 3 ½, 3 ¾, and 4 inches in any combination.

B. It is unlawful to use more than 1,000 yards of gill net with a mesh length of 5 ¼ inches.

C. It is unlawful to use more than 2,000 yards of gill net with a mesh length of 5 ¼ through 6 ½ inches in any combination.

IV. DRIFT GILL NETS
It is unlawful to use drift gill nets in the Joint Fishing Waters portion of the Roanoke, Middle, Eastmost, Cashie, Chowan and Meherrin Rivers and all other joint water tributaries of the Albemarle Sound Management Area.

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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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