III. DRIFT GILL NETS
Drift gill nets may not be used in the Joint Fishing Waters portion of the Roanoke, Middle, Eastmost, Cashie, Chowan and Meherrin rivers and all other joint water tributaries of the Albemarle Sound Management Area.
IV. 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 03J .0103, 03Q .0107(c); 03M .0202 and 03M .0513.
B. It is unlawful to violate provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. "Attended" is defined in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 3I .0101.
D. Attended gill net areas are defined in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 3R.0112.
E. N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03I .0113 specifies that it is unlawful for any licensee under Chapter 113, Subchapter IV of the General Statutes to refuse to allow the Fisheries Director or his agents to obtain biological data, harvest information, or other statistical data necessary or useful to the conservation and management of marine and estuarine resources from fish in the licensee’s possession. The Division of Marine Fisheries has implemented an observer program as an inspection procedure to obtain such data.
F. The Pamlico Sound Gill Net Restricted Area remains closed by Proclamation M-42-2012 dated September 24, 2012 and may reopen by a subsequent proclamation.
G. This proclamation supersedes Proclamation M-47-2012 (REVISED), dated October 1, 2012. It extends the gill net requirements in western Albemarle Sound to eastern Albemarle Sound with the exception of the requirement to adhere to the four day, overnight soak times, which will be required in eastern Albemarle Sound.
October 5, 2012
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