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SH-6-2017

PROCLAMATION

RE: CRAB TRAWLING AND TAKING SHRIMP WITH NETS – SOUTHERN REGION – OPENING PORTIONS OF NEW RIVER AND STUMP SOUND

This proclamation supersedes SH-2-2017, dated May 12, 2017. This proclamation opens areas of the New River and Stump Sound to crab trawling and the taking of shrimp with nets. Those areas are the area upstream of the N.C. Highway 172 Bridge and the IWW from Marker #17 to the 210 High Rise Bridge in the main channel only and from Marker #49 to the Highway 50 Bridge at Surf City in the main channel and 100 feet on either side.

Braxton C. Davis, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 5:00 P.M., Sunday, September 3, 2017, 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.
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