RE: CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that the closed pot season will reopen effective at 12:00 Noon on Friday, January 27, 2012 in the following areas:
I. AREA DESCRIPTION
All Coastal and Joint Fishing Waters south and west of a line in Pamlico Sound running southeasterly between Bluff Point at 35° 19.5540’N – 76°09.3240’W and a point on the north shore of the entrance to Silver Lake at Ocracoke at 35°06.8833’N – 75° 59.3333’W.
II. GENERAL INFORMATION
A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-183; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52 and N.C. Marine Fisheries Rules 03H .0103 and 03J .0301 (a)(1).
B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. Pots may not be set in any marked navigation channel, in any turning basin marked and maintained by the N.C. Ferry Division, in the middle third of any other channel, or in any other location where they may constitute a hazard to navigation.
D. This action is being taken because it has been determined that these waters are free of pots.
January 25, 2012
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