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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation M-39-2012

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M-39-2012

PROCLAMATION

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 15, 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. Saturday, September 15, 2012 to midnight on November 30, 2012 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 Pamlico Sound Gill Net Restricted Areas (PSGNRAs).

II. PSGNRA DESCRIPTIONS:

A. Shallow Water Gill Net Restricted Areas (SGNRA)
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.
 
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