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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation SH-07-2017

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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 and 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 and 4)
3. West Bay area – West Thorofare Bay - south 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. (Map 7)
4. Long Bay - Ditch Bay – west of the special secondary nursery area line described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0105 (3) (b). (Map 6 and Map 7)
5. West Thorofare Bay – south of the special secondary nursery area line described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0105 (3) (a). (Map 7)
6. Turnagain Bay – south of the special secondary nursery area line described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0105 (3) (c). (Map 6 and Map 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)

E. PAMLICO RIVER AREA
- east of the shrimp trawl prohibited area line described in N. C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0114 (2) for shrimp trawls only, 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 in the Pamlico and Pungo rivers area and as described below. (Map 2)
1. Goose Creek – north of the trawl nets prohibited line described in N. C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0106 (3). (Map 2)
F. BAY RIVER AREA– outside 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 Bay River area. (Map 6)

G. NEUSE RIVER AREA – east of the shrimp trawl prohibited area line described in N. C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0114 (3) for shrimp trawls only, outside of the primary, permanent secondary, and special secondary nursery areas and trawl nets prohibited areas described in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rules 15A NCAC 03R .0103, .0104, .0105 and .0106 for the Neuse River area and as described below in South River. (Map 6)
1. Big Creek – northeast of a line beginning at a point 34° 57.3600’ N - 76° 34.9510’ W; running southerly to a point 34° 56.9590’ N - 76° 34.7800’ W. (Map 6)
2. Southwest Creek – east of a line beginning at a point 34° 55.2340’ N - 76° 32.9500’ W; running southerly to a point 34° 55.0330’ N - 76°32.8750’ W. (Map 6)
3. Eastman Creek – west of a line beginning at a point 34° 56.1230’ N - 76° 32.4350’ W; running southerly to a point 34° 55.9240’ N – 76 32.4230’ W. (Map 6)
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