RE: 2012 SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that the following areas WILL CLOSE to shrimping and crab trawling effective at 5:00 P.M., Sunday, September 2, 2012.
I. AREA DESCRIPTION
Cape Fear River – all waters north of a line beginning at the Oak Island Lighthouse and running to the Bald Head Island Lighthouse including Elizabeth River and Dutchman Creek.
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. This action is being taken to protect small white shrimp that were forced into the areas by the recent heavy rain.
D. This proclamation supersedes portions of SH-2-2012, dated April 27, 2012, which opened these areas.
August 30, 2012
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