RE: COMMERCIAL GILL NETS - PAMLICO SOUND GILL NET RESTRICTED AREA (PSGNRA)
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective 12:01 A.M., Saturday, September 1, 2012, the following management measures will be implemented for commercial gill net fisheries in Pamlico Sound:
I. PAMLICO SOUND CLOSURE
It is unlawful to use large mesh gill nets (greater than or equal to 5 ½ inch stretched mesh) from 12:01 A.M. September 1, 2012 until opened by proclamation 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.
II. 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 Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103, 3I .0107, 03I .0113, 03J .0103, 03O .0506 and 03R .0201.
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 Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. The intent of this proclamation is to temporarily close the fall large mesh gill net fishery in the Pamlico Sound. An opening date in mid-September, 2012 will be determined for the Pamlico Sound Gill Net Restricted Area and implemented by a subsequent proclamation.
August 27, 2012
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