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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation M-24-2019

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M-24-2019

PROCLAMATION

RE: GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A – REMOVING ANCHORED SMALL MESH GILL NET ATTENDANCE


This proclamation supersedes Proclamation M-23-2019 dated November 21, 2019. In Management Unit A, it removes attendance requirements and implements vertical height restrictions for anchored gill nets with a stretched mesh length of 3 inches through 3 ¾ inches. It continues to allow the use of gill nets with a stretched mesh length of 5 ½ inches through 6 ½ inches in portions of Management Unit A.

Stephen W. Murphey, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M., Sunday, December 1, 2019, 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. Black Walnut Point to Mackey’s Creek: It is unlawful to use ANY 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.

C. The following Joint Waters of the Chowan, Perquimans, Little, Pasquotank, and Alligator, rivers are OPEN to the use of gill nets as described in Sections II., III., and IV.:

Chowan River: Joint Waters northwest of 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.
Perquimans River: Joint Waters northwest of a line beginning at a point on the north shore at 36° 05.9669' N - 76° 18.1791' W; running northeasterly to a point on the east shore 36° 06.7655' N - 76° 16.5953' W.
Little River: Joint Waters northwest of a line beginning at a point on the west shore 36° 07.5322' N - 76° 10.6901' W; running southwesterly to a point on the south shore 36° 06.4199' N - 76° 11.6047' W.
Pasquotank River: Joint Waters northwest of a line beginning at a point on the north shore 36° 11.4282' N - 76° 01.2876' W; running southwesterly to a point on the south shore 36° 08.7563' N - 76° 03.6991' W.
Alligator River: Joint Waters south of a line beginning at a point on the west shore 35° 54.2903' N - 76° 01.6818' W; running along the south side of the US 64 bridge to a point on the east shore 35° 53.6835' N - 75° 58.8578' W.
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