Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 7:00 A.M., Monday, April 16, 2012, the following will apply to crab, eel, fish, and shrimp pots:
Pots MAY NOT BE SET in the following area from 7:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. on Monday, April 16, 2012.
I. AREA DESCRIPTION:
East Thorofare Bay (Barry Bay) –Carteret County
II. GENERAL INFORMATION:
A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52 and N.C. Marine Fisheries Rules 15A NCAC 03H.0103 and 03J.0301.
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. The intent of this proclamation is to allow long haul seining to occur in an area free of crab pots. The proclamation will be used to avert user conflict between April 1 and July 30 of each year. The proclamation was approved by the Marine Fisheries Commission on July 20, 2004 in accordance with Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03J .0301 (j).
D. Hatched area on the attached map indicates the area designated for long haul operations. Pots must be removed from this area during the times indicated above.
April 9, 2012