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M-38-2014

PROCLAMATION

RE: HORSESHOE CRABS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS


Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that the commercial horseshoe crab fishery will open effective 12:01 A.M., Saturday, November 1, 2014, and close effective 11:59 P.M., Sunday, December 14, 2014, and the following restriction will apply:

I. HARVEST RESTRICTIONS

During the period beginning at 12:01 A.M., Saturday, November 1, 2014 and ending at 11:59 P.M., Sunday, December 14, 2014 it is unlawful to take or possess more than 25 horseshoe crabs per fishing operation per day, regardless of the number of persons or vessels involved.

II. 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 Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103 and 15A NCAC 03L .0207.

B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the N.C. Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.

C. Contact N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557 - 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632 for more information or visit the division website at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/.

D. The intent of this proclamation is to allow North Carolina to comply with the requirements of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fisheries Management Plan for Horseshoe Crab. North Carolina is operating under a state quota and these trip limits and harvest periods are intended to constrain the harvest to the quota.

October 28, 2014
9:00 A.M.
M-38-2014

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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