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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation SH-03-2013

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SH-3-2013

PROCLAMATION

RE: SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING

Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 5:00 P.M., Sunday, June 2, 2013 shrimping and crab trawling will be allowed in the following areas. This proclamation brings together in one document all areas that are NOW OPEN until changed by subsequent proclamations or newly effective rules.

I. AREA DESCRIPTIONS - NORTHERN AND CENTRAL DISTRICTS:

A. ATLANTIC OCEAN - except inside the hook at Cape Lookout

B. ROANOKE SOUND/CROATAN SOUND – Albemarle Sound is closed to the use of trawl nets as described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03J .0104(b)(3). The line separating Croatan and Roanoke sounds from Albemarle Sound is described as a line beginning on Long Point at 36° 02.4910’N – 75° 44.2140’W; running southerly to a point on Roanoke Island 35° 56.3302’N – 75° 43.1409’W; running northwesterly to Caroon Point 35° 57.2255’N – 75° 48.3324’W.
1. Shallowbag Bay – east of the special secondary nursery area line described in NCAC 03R .0105 (1) (a). (Map 1)
2. Broad Creek –south of the primary nursery area line described in NCAC 03R .0103 (1)(b). (Map 1)
3. Kitty Hawk Bay – north of the special secondary nursery area line described in NCAC 03R .0105 (1)(b). (Map 1)
4. Buzzard Bay - south of the special secondary nursery area line described in NCAC 03R .0105 (1)(b). ( Map 1)
C. PAMLICO SOUND
1. Eastern Pamlico Sound (Maps 1, 5, 7, 8 & 9)
2. Western Pamlico Sound (Maps 1, 2, 3 & 4)
3. West Bay – north of a line beginning at a point on the west shore at 35° 02.0500’ N - 76° 26.1000’ W, running east through Markers “A”, “4WB”, and “5WB” to a point on the east shore at 35° 02.1000’ N - 76°21.8666 W. (Maps 6 & 7)
4. North Bay - (Map 7)
D. ROSE BAY – south of the secondary nursery area line described in NCAC 03R .0104 (2) (g). (Maps 2 & 3)

E. SPENCER BAY – southwest of the secondary nursery area line described in NCAC 03R .0104 (2) (h). (Map 2)

F. SWANQUARTER – south of the secondary nursery area line described in NCAC 03R .0104 (2) (e). (Map 3)

G. JUNIPER BAY-CUNNING HARBOR – south of the secondary nursery area line described in NCAC 03R .0104 (2) (d). (Map 3)

H. PUNGO RIVER - All tributaries will remain closed. (Map 2)
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