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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation M-30-2013

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M-30-2013

PROCLAMATION

RE: GILL NETS - PAMLICO SOUND GILL NET RESTRICTED AREA (PSGNRA)

Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective one hour before sunset on Monday, September 30, 2013, the following management measures will be implemented for gill net fisheries in Pamlico Sound:

I. PAMLICO SOUND CLOSURE:
It is unlawful to use large mesh gill nets (greater than or equal to 4 to 6 ½ inch stretched mesh inclusive) from one hour before sunset on Monday, September 30, 2013 to midnight on November 30, 2013 in the internal waters of Pamlico Sound south and west of the 35° 46.3000 ‘N latitude line, east of the 76° 30.0000’W longitude line, and north of the 35° 00.0000’N latitude line except as provided in the areas described below as the Shallow Water Gill Net Restricted Areas (SGNRAs) and Mainland Gill Net Restricted Area (MGNRA).
 
II. SUBUNIT DESCRIPTIONS:

A. Shallow Water (SGNRA) and Mainland (MGNRA) Gill Net Restricted Areas
1. SGNRA1
The area from Wainwright Island to Ocracoke Inlet bound by the following points: Beginning at a point on Core Banks at 34° 58.7963’N- 76° 10.0013’W, running northwesterly near Marker # 2CS at the mouth of Wainwright Channel at 35° 00.2780’N- 76° 12.1682’W, then running northeasterly near Marker “HL” at 35° 01.5665’N- 76° 11.4277’W, then running northeasterly near Marker #1 at 35° 09.7058’N- 76° 04.7528’W, then running southeasterly to a point at Beacon Island at 35° 05.9352’N- 76° 02.7408’W, then running south to a point on the northeast corner of Portsmouth Island at 35° 03.7014’N- 76° 02.2595’W, then running southwesterly along the shore of Core Banks to the point of beginning.

2. SGNRA2
The area from Ocracoke Inlet to Hatteras Inlet bound by the following points: Beginning at a point near Marker #7 at the mouth of Silver Lake at 35° 06.9091’N- 75° 59.3882’W, running north to a point at 35° 08.7925’N- 76° 00.3627’W near Big Foot Slough Entrance, then running easterly to a point at 35° 09.4994’N- 75° 54.2943’W, then running northeasterly to a point at 35° 11.9803’N- 75° 51.6396’W, then running easterly to a point at 35° 13.4489’N- 75° 47.5534’W, then running southerly to just northwest of the Ocracoke/Hatteras Ferry terminal on the Ocracoke side at 35° 11.5985’N- 75° 47.0768’W, then southwesterly along the shore to the point of beginning.

3. SGNRA3
The area from Hatteras to Avon Channel bound by the following points: Beginning at a point near Marker “HR” at 35° 13.3152’N- 75° 41.6694’W, running northwest near Marker “42 RC” at Hatteras Channel at 35° 16.7617’N- 75° 44.2341’W, then running easterly to a point off Marker #2 at Cape Channel at 35° 19.0380’N- 75° 36.2993’W, then running northeasterly near Marker #1 at the Avon Channel Entrance at 35° 22.8212’N- 75° 33.5984’W, then running southeasterly near Marker #6 on Avon Channel at 35° 20.8224’N- 75° 31.5708’W, then running easterly near Marker #8 at 35° 20.9412’N- 75° 30.9058’W, then running to a point on shore at 35° 20.9562’N-75° 30.8472’W, then following the shoreline in a southerly and westerly direction to the point of beginning.

4. SGNRA4
The area from Avon Channel to Rodanthe bound by the following points: Beginning at a point near Marker #1 at the Avon Channel Entrance at 35° 22.8212’N- 75° 33.5984’W, then running northerly to a point on Gull Island at 35° 28.4495’N-75° 31.3247’W, then running north near Marker “ICC” at 35° 35.9891’N- 75° 31.2419’W, then running northwesterly to a point at 35° 41.0000’N- 75° 33.8397’W, then running easterly to a point on shore at 35° 41.0000’N- 75° 29.3271’W, then following the shoreline in a southerly direction to a point on shore near Avon Harbor at 35° 20.9562’N- 75° 30.8472’W, then running westerly near Marker #8 at 35° 20.9412’N- 75° 30.9058’W, then running westerly near Marker #6 on Avon Channel at 35° 20.8224’N- 75° 31.5708’W, then running northwesterly to the point of beginning.

5. MGNRA
The area on the mainland side of Pamlico Sound, from the shoreline of Hyde and Pamlico counties out to 200 yards, between 76° 30.000’W and 75° 42. 4200’W longitude lines.
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