RE: GILL NETS – EASTERN ALBEMARLE SOUND, CROATAN SOUND AND ROANOKE SOUND AREA
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 9:00 A.M., Thursday, July 14, 2011, the following provisions shall apply to the use of gill nets in the following areas:
I. AREA DESCRIPTION
A. Albemarle Sound and its tributaries, east of a line beginning at a point 35° 57.5590’N - 75° 56.8200’W at the northwestern point of Durant Island; running northeasterly to a point 36° 04.8280’N - 75° 47.4050’W near Point Harbor and south 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.
B. Albemarle, Croatan and Roanoke sounds – north of a line beginning at a point 35° 48.3693’N - 75° 43.7232’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. NET RESTRICTIONS
A. Gill nets with a mesh length of 3 inches but less than 4 inches shall not exceed 800 yards and must be attended at all times.
B. It is unlawful to use gill nets with a mesh length less than 3 inches.
C. Gill nets with a mesh length of 4 inches to 6 ½ inches (inclusive) must adhere to requirements as stated in Proclamation M-18-2011 (Revised), dated July 12, 2011.
D. It is unlawful to use gill nets with a mesh larger than 6 ½ inches.
III. 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. Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103 and 03J .0103, 03Q .0107(c); 03M .0202 and 03M .0513.
B. It is unlawful to violate 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. "Attended" is defined in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03I .0101.
D. Attended gill net areas are defined in Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03R.0112.
E. This proclamation supersedes Proclamation M-19-2011 dated May 12, 2011.
July 12, 2011
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