RE: 2012 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., Thursday, October 18, 2012.
I. AREA DESCRIPTIONS
Cape Fear River — all waters south of a line beginning at a point on the west shore 34° 04.6040’N –77° 56.4780’ W; running easterly to a point on the east shore 34° 04.7920’N – 77°55.4740’W. Those areas south of a line beginning at a point on the south side of the Spoil Island at the intersection of the IWW and the Cape Fear River Ship Channel at 34° 01.5780' N – 77° 56.0010' W, running easterly to a point on the east shore of the Cape Fear River 34° 01.7230' N – 77° 55.0101' W including those areas south of the area opened and east of the IWW known as "Dow Chemical Bay: and "Radar Dome Bay," will remain closed.
Carolina Power And Light By-Pass Channel — dredged canal north of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) from the waterway to the Wildlife boat ramp and the dredged portion of Piney Point Creek south of the Intracoastal Waterway. ALL TRIBUTARIES OF THE CANALS WILL REMAIN CLOSED.
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.
D. This proclamation supersedes SH-14-2012, dated October 15, 2012 and portions of SH-9-2012, dated August 30, 2012, and SH-2-2012, dated April 27, 2012, which closed these areas. The only change was the effective date in the first paragraph.
October 16, 2012
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