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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation M-18-2017

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M-18-2017

PROCLAMATION

RE: GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA- MANAGEMENT UNIT A-CLOSING PORTIONS OF ALBEMARLE SOUND AND TRIBUTARIES

This Proclamation supersedes proclamation M-9-2017 dated April 28, 2017. It closes further portions of eastern Albemarle Sound and maintains closures for the Croatan and Roanoke Sounds (except as described in Section IV.). This action is being taken in order to minimize interactions with threatened and/or endangered sea turtles.

Braxton C. Davis, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M., Sunday, October 29, 2017, the following provisions shall apply to the use of gill nets in the following areas:

I. MANAGEMENT UNIT A DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFIC AREA RESTRICTIONS
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.

A. Black Walnut Point to Mackey’s Creek: It is unlawful to use ANY gill nets (including those described in Section IV.) in the area southwest of a line from Black Walnut Point at 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.

B. It is unlawful to use gill nets, including multi-panel trammel gill nets (except as described in Section IV.) in the Internal Coastal Waters of Albemarle, Croatan and Roanoke Sounds bounded to the north by a line beginning at a point 35º 57.5590’ N - 75º56.8200’ W on Sound Point; running northeasterly to a point 36º 04.8280’ N - 75º 47.4050’ W on the western end of the Highway 158 Wright Memorial Bridge; then running easterly along the south side of the bridge to a point 36º 05.5770’ N - 75º 44.5850’ W on the eastern end of the bridge; and bounded to the south by 35º 46.3000’ N latitude.
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