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M-42-2014

PROCLAMATION

RE: ARTIFICIAL REEF COMMERCIAL FISHING EQUIPMENT

Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 6:00 A.M., Friday, November 28, 2014, the following restrictions will apply:

I. AREA DESCRIPTION

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

In the Atlantic Ocean within 500 yards of the center marking buoy of the Yaupon Beach Artificial Reef (AR 425) off Brunswick County. The location of the buoy is 33° 53.0500’N- 78° 06.5670’ W.

II. GEAR RESTRICTIONS

It is unlawful to use gill nets or trawls in the area of the Yaupon Beach Artificial Reef (AR 425) described above.

III. 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 03I .0109.

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

C. The intent of this proclamation is to avoid interactions between commercial fishing gear and artificial reef materials. N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03I .0109 authorizes the restrictions to be in effect until November 27, 2015, subject to renewal by the Director.

November 25, 2014
9:00 A.M.
M-42-2014 

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

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