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A. New River – The area downstream from the Highway 172 Bridge bounded on the north by a line beginning at a point 34° 34.9392' N – 77° 23. 9004' W near Pollocks Point; running southeasterly to a point 34° 34.2552' N – 77° 21.6588' W on Wilkins Bluff; running southwesterly to a point 34° 33.9660' N – 77° 21.9054' W at navigation channel Marker 17; and bounded on the south by a line beginning at a point 34° 34.6824' N – 77° 23.9604' W on the Highway 172 Bridge fender; running easterly to a point 34° 34.6572' N – 77° 23.7822' W on Ferry Point; running southeasterly to a point 34° 34.1430' N – 77° 23.1120' W on Poverty Point; running southeasterly to a point 34° 33.6900' N 77° 22.5144' W on Hall Point; running northeasterly to a point 34° 33.9660' N – 77° 21.9054' W at navigation channel Marker 17
II. HARVEST DAYS/TIMES
A. Effective Monday, December 7, 2015 in areas described above in I. Area Descriptions, persons holding a valid Standard Commercial Fishing License with a shellfish endorsement may use mechanical methods to harvest clams from Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
III. HARVEST LIMITS
A. It is unlawful for persons holding a Standard Commercial Fishing License with a shellfish endorsement to take or possess more than the daily harvest limit as specified below:1. 5,000 clams (20 bags at 250 clams per bag) per commercial fishing operation in Core Sound.B. A daily harvest limit by a commercial fishing operation shall not exceed the maximum daily harvest limits set above, regardless of the number of persons, license holders or harvest methods employed.
IV. HARVEST RESTRICTIONS
A. It is unlawful to take clams by mechanical methods within 25 yards of:1. privately marked and maintained navigation channels and piers,B. It is unlawful to transfer clams from the catching vessel to any other vessel or transport clams by any vessel other than the vessel from which they are caught.
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