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Marine Fisheries - Proclamation SH-18-2005 RESCINDED

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SH-18-2005(RESCINDED)

PROCLAMATION

RE: 2005 SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING


Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that this proclamation is rescinded effective at 12:01 a.m., Friday, April 11, 2014.

I. AREA DESCRIPTION

Western Pamlico Sound – West of a line beginning at a point 35° 4 .6167’ N – 76° 27.8000’W on Point of Marsh; running easterly to a point 35° 8 .1000’N – 76° 17 .5000’W at the “BI” Marker at Brant Island Shoal; running easterly to a point 35° 12 .6167’N – 76° 4 .3833’W at the “BL” Marker on Bluff Shoal; running northeasterly to a point 35° 30 .7500’N - 76° 40 .5667’W at the “S” Marker at Long Shoal; running northerly to a point 35° 48 .3000’N – 75° 37 .1167’W at Marker “1” at the southern end of Roanoke Island; running westerly to a point on shore 35° 48.3693’N – 75° 43.7232’W on Roanoke Marshes Point.

II. HARVEST RESTRICTION

It is unlawful to use a crab trawl in the area described above with a trawl mesh size less than four (4) inches.

III. GENERAL INFORMATION

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221; 143B-289.52 and 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 per Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.

C. Contact the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, NC 28557 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632 for more information or visit our website at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/.

D. SH-18-2005 is being rescinded because effective April 1, 2014, N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03L .0202 restricts crab trawl mesh length to four inches in the area described above and the proclamation is no longer necessary. Crab trawl minimum mesh length remains at three inches for all other crab trawl areas.
April 8, 2014
11:30 A.M.
SH-18-2005

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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