RE: 2013 SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that the following areas WILL OPEN to shrimping and crab trawling effective at 8:00 A.M., Friday, August 30, 2013.
I. AREA DESCRIPTION
New River - from the N.C. Highway 172 Bridge upstream to a line running from Grey Point 34° 37.5833' N - 77° 22.3833' W, to a point on the east shore at 34° 37 .1333'N - 77° 21.6333' W. That area west of a line beginning at a point near Stones Landing 34° 36.2043’ N - 77° 26.3166' W, then following the danger area line for the Stone’s Bay Rifle Range to a point on the east shore, 34° 37.0579' N - 77° 26.1124' W. All tributaries downstream of Grey Point will remain closed. As a provision in the 2006 Shrimp Fishery Management plan, no otter trawls are allowed upstream of the Highway 172 Bridge in New River.
Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) – main ICW channel only from the N.C. Highway 210 high rise bridge to Marker #17 north of Alligator Bay and from Marker #45 to Marker #49; the ICW channel and 100 feet on either side from Marker #49 at Morris Landing to the Highway 210-50 Bridge at Surf City.
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.
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. All shellfish leases and franchises will remain closed to trawling as per N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule NCAC 15A 030 .0211.
August 26, 2013