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SH-3-2014

PROCLAMATION

RE: CRAB TRAWLING AND TAKING SHRIMP WITH NETS

Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 5:00 P.M., Sunday, June 1, 2014, all Coastal Fishing Waters north of Marker 45 near Bogue Inlet to the North Carolina-Virginia border shall close to crab trawling and the taking of shrimp with nets except as specified below.

I. MEANS AND METHODS

A. It is unlawful to take crabs with trawls except in areas specified in Section II.

B. It is unlawful to take shrimp with nets except:
1. Shrimp and crab trawls, seines and cast nets in areas specified in Section II;
2. Cast nets in accordance with N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03L .0105;
3. Pound nets permitted in accordance with N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 03J .0502;
4. Pound nets authorized for use in accordance with N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 03O .0302;
5. Channel nets in accordance with N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03J .0106; and
6. Fixed or stationary gill nets in accordance with N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03J .0103.
See Section III. J. and M. below for further restrictions on taking shrimp with nets.

II. AREAS — All primary, permanent secondary and special secondary nursery areas and trawl nets prohibited areas in the waterbodies listed below are closed to the taking of shrimp with seines and cast nets except as noted in Section III. I. below and, for special secondary nursery areas, until the areas are opened to trawling in accordance with N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03N .0105.

A. ATLANTIC OCEAN — west of a line at the hook of Cape Lookout as described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule15A NCAC 03R .0106 (6). (Map 11)

B. ROANOKE SOUND/CROATAN SOUND AREA
1. Shallowbag Bay — east of the special secondary nursery area line described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0105 (1) (a). (Map 1)
2. Broad Creek — south of the primary nursery area line described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0103 (1)(b). (Map 1)
3. Kitty Hawk Bay — north of the special secondary nursery area line described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0105 (1)(b). (Map 1)
4. Buzzard Bay — south of the special secondary nursery area line described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0105 (1)(b). (Map 1)
C. PAMLICO SOUND AREA
1. Eastern Pamlico Sound — northerly and westerly of the trawl nets prohibited area described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03R .0106 for the Pamlico Sound area. (Maps 1, 5, 7, 8 & 9)
2. Western Pamlico Sound — westerly and southerly of the primary and permanent secondary nursery areas and trawl nets prohibited areas described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03R .0103, .0104, and .0106 for the Pamlico Sound area. (Maps 1, 2, 3 & 4)
3. West Bay — north of a line beginning at a point 35° 02.0500’ N - 76° 26.1000’ W on the west shore; running east through Markers “J”, “A”, and “5” to a point 35° 02.1000’ N - 76° 21.8666 W. on the east shore. (Maps 6 & 7)
D. PUNGO RIVER AREA — south of the shrimp trawl prohibited area line described in N. C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0114 (1) for shrimp trawls only and outside of the primary, permanent secondary and special secondary nursery areas described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03R .0103, .0104, and .0105 for Pamlico and Pungo rivers area. (Map 2)
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