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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation SH-3-2016

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SH-3-2016

PROCLAMATION

RE: CRAB TRAWLING AND TAKING SHRIMP WITH NETS

Braxton C. Davis, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 5:00 P.M., Sunday, May 15, 2016, all Coastal Fishing Waters south of Marker 45 near Bogue Inlet to the North Carolina-South Carolina border will 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 and during times as 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 and during times as 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;
6. Fyke nets in accordance with N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03J .0111.

See III. General Information G., H., and J. 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. G. 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. Carteret/Onslow County
1. Bogue Inlet Channel – as shown on the attached map. (Map 1)
2. Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) from Bogue Inlet to Marker 45 at Swansboro – main channel only. (Map 1)
3. Intracoastal Waterway from Marker 45 at Swansboro to Marker 63 south of Browns Inlet – as shown on the attached maps (Maps 1 and 2)
4. West Channel - (Island Channel) - main channel only from Buoy 47A to IWW Marker 45B. (Map 1)
5. White Oak River – south of a line beginning at a point 34° 43.3425’N – 77° 07.2209’W on the west side of the river; running northerly to a point 34° 43.6445’N – 77° 07.3177’W above Cahoon Slough; running easterly to a point 34° 43.5588’N – 77°06.6206’W at Hancock Point. (Map 1)
6. Queens Creek - from the IWW to NC1509 Bridge. (Maps 1 and 2)
7. Bear Creek - from the IWW to Willis Landing. (Map 2)
8. West Channel - main channel only from Marker 48 to Bogue Inlet. (Map 1)
9. Banks Channel - main channel only from Bogue Inlet to Bear Inlet. (Maps 1 and 2)
10. Saunders Creek (Sanders Creek) - main channel only from Marker 55 to Bear Inlet. (Map 2)
11. Bear Creek - from the IWW to Bear Inlet. (Map 2)
12. Muddy Creek - main channel only, from Bear Creek to Saunders Creek. (Map 2)
13. Shacklefoot Channel - from Marker 59 to Bear Inlet including the area known locally as the "Horseshoe." (Map 2)
14. Uniflite Boat Basin - dredged portion only, from IWW near Marker 55 to the upstream end of the dredged portion. (Map 2)
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