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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation PT-6-2012

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PT-6-2012

PROCLAMATION

RE: CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS


Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M., Tuesday, May 1, 2012 until midnight, November 30, 2012, the following will apply to crab, eel, fish and shrimp pots:

POTS MAY BE SET IN THE AREAS DESCRIBED BELOW:

I. ATLANTIC OCEAN - statewide

II. Designated nursery areas in all coastal fishing waters west and south of the Highway 58 Bridge at Emerald Isle which are listed in Rule 15A NCAC 3R .0103.

III. All coastal fishing waters west and south of the Highway 58 Bridge at Emerald Isle which are closed by N.C. Fisheries Rule or Division of Marine Fisheries proclamation to shrimping and/or crab trawling.

IV. All Shellfish Management Areas which have been designated by proclamation.

V. CARTERET COUNTY/ONSLOW COUNTY

A. That area between the Highway 58 Bridge and the Bogue Inlet Channel. (Map 1)
B. That area in White Oak River upstream from the Highway 24 Bridge at Swansboro. (Map 1)

VI. ONSLOW COUNTY

A. West Channel - Island Channel - from Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) Buoy #47A to ICW #45C. (Map 1)
B. West Channel - from ICW Marker #48 to Bogue Inlet. (Map 1)
C. Queens Creek - (Map 2)
D. Banks Channel - (behind Hammock Beach State Park) from Bogue Inlet to Bear Inlet. (Map 2)
E. Fosters Bay - (Map 2)
F. Saunders Creek - from ICW Marker #55 to Bear Inlet. (Map 2)
G. Bear Creek - (Map 2)
H. Muddy Creek - from Bear Creek to Saunders Creek. (Map 2)
I. New River - upstream of the Highway 172 Bridge. (Map 3)
J. New River - Hall's Point Bay as shown on attached map. (Map 3)

VII. PENDER COUNTY

A. That area 100 feet on either side of the ICW Channel from the Surf City Bridge to ICW Marker #49 at Morris Landing. (Map 4)
B. Topsail Sound - from ICW Marker #86 to Topsail Inlet. (Map 4)
C. Marker #98 Channel - from ICW Flasher #98 to New Topsail Inlet. (Map 4)
D. Green Channel - from ICW Marker #105 to Rich's Inlet. (Map 5)
E. Nixon Channel - from the ICW to Rich's Inlet. (Map 5)
F. Butler Creek (Utley's Channel) - from the ICW north of Marker #112 to Nixon Channel. (Map 5)
G. That area west of the ICW Channel from Marker #93 near Sloop Point to Marker #105 at Green's Channel, from the ICW Channel to the marsh line bordering the ICW. (Map 4)

 

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