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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation M-11-2014

Marine Fisheries

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M-11-2014

PROCLAMATION

RE: GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA


Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 8:00 P.M., Monday, March 24, 2014, the following provisions shall apply to the use of gill nets in the following areas:

I. AREA DESCRIPTION

A. In Croatan and Roanoke, Albemarle and Currituck Sounds, north and west of the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge and the Washington Baum Bridge described below:
1. Croatan Sound – beginning at a point 35° 53.1720’ N – 75° 45.6160’W on the mainland shore; running easterly along the south side of the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge to a point at 35° 53.1630’N – 75° 40.1640’W on Roanoke Island.

2. Roanoke Sound – beginning at a point 35° 53.6240’N – 75° 38.4170’W on shore at Roanoke Island; running easterly along the south side of the Washington Baum Bridge to a point at 35° 54.3820’N – 75° 35.9240’W on the Outer Banks shore.
B. The area between the lines referenced in I.A.1. and 2. and the southern boundary of the Albemarle Sound Management Area described as a line beginning at a point 35° 48.5015’N – 75° 44.1228’W on Roanoke Marshes Point, running southeasterly to a point 35° 44.1710’N – 75° 31.0520’W on the north point of Eagle Nest Bay.

II. GILL NET MESH AND CONFIGURATION RESTRICTIONS
Only gill nets meeting the specified mesh lengths and net configurations 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 restrictions specified for the following areas:

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