RE: GILL NET AND SEINE RESTRICTIONS: DEER AND SCHOOLHOUSE (ROCKY RUN) CREEKS IN CAPE CARTERET
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 8:30 P.M. Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the following provisions shall apply to the use of gill nets and seines:
I. AREA DESCRIPTION-CARTERET COUNTY
Deer and Schoolhouse (Rocky Run) Creeks - All waters upstream of a line beginning at a point on the west shore 34° 41.0449’N – 77° 03.3250’W; running northeasterly to a point on the east shore 34° 41.1826’N – 77° 03.1071’W. (See Map)
II. GEAR RESTRICTIONS
The following restrictions apply to the use of gill nets and seines in the area described in I. above from October 1 through March 31:
A. It is unlawful to use gill nets or seines from 8:30 P.M. to sunrise.
B. It is unlawful to use a gill net or seine more than 200 yards in length.
C. Gill nets and seines must have reflective markers spaced every 50 yards along the top or cork line of the net.
D. Nets shall be attended at all times to facilitate movement of the nets so as not to obstruct navigation.
III. GENERAL INFORMATION
A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G. S. 113-134; 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52 and N.C. Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103 and 03J .0103 and 03J .0301 (j).
B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. The intent of this proclamation is to attempt to reduce conflict between residents and fishermen in these particular creeks. It applies to all gill nets and seines.
D. The restrictions in this proclamation apply to gill nets and seines used by Recreational Commercial Gear License holders as well as Standard and Retired Standard Commercial Fishing License holders.
September 20, 2013