RE: 2013 SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that the following area WILL OPEN to shrimp and crab trawling, effective at 9:00 A.M., Friday, August 16, 2013:
I. AREA DESCRIPTION
Outer Shallowbag Bay - east of a line beginning on the northeast shore at a point 35° 54.6729’N - 75° 39.8099’W; running southerly to the southeast shore to a point 35° 54.1722’N - 75° 39.6806’W (Inner Shallowbag Bay Secondary Nursery Area).
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 Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103; 03L .0101 and .0202, and 03N .0105.
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 Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. This action is being taken to allow harvest of brown shrimp that are present in these areas.
D. This proclamation supersedes the portion of Proclamation SH-3-2013, dated May 30, 2013 that pertains to this area. This Special Secondary Nursery Area will close pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03N .0105 at midnight on May 14, 2014.
August 14, 2013