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PROCLAMATION CATEGORIES

Updated 9/30/20

FINFISH MISCELLANEOUS POTS RESEARCH SANCTUARIES
SHELLFISH SHELLFISH SANITATION SHRIMP/CRAB TRAWLING  

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FINFISH

FF-43-2020 BLACK SEA BASS – RECREATIONAL PURPOSES - NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
FF-6-2021 BLUEFISH – COMMERCIAL PURPOSES – TRIP LIMIT REMOVAL

FF-1-2020
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BLUEFISH – RECREATIONAL PURPOSES – CREEL LIMITS
FF-3-2021 SCUP - COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN- NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS – OPENING OF WINTER I PERIOD

FF-73-2013
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BLACK DRUM - RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL

FF-5-2021 BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS

FF-55-2009
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BLACK SEA BASS
FF-8-2021 COBIA - COASTAL FISHING WATERS – RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL
FF-10-2021 SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – 2021 SEASONS
FF-11-2021 SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – RECREATIONAL – 2021 SEASONS

FF-27-2012
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DOLPHIN FOR-HIRE VESSELS

FF-4-2021 FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN

FF-25-2020
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FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL PURPOSES- INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS AND ATLANTIC OCEAN WATERS (GEAR SPECIFIC) - SEASON DATES, SIZE AND GEAR RESTRICTIONS

FF-10-2020
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FLOUNDER – RECREATIONAL PURPOSES- INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS AND ATLANTIC OCEAN WATERS- 2020 RECREATIONAL SEASON, SIZE AND CREEL LIMITS

FF-37-2020

KING MACKEREL - RECREATIONAL – INCREASED POSSESSION LIMIT THROUGH MARCH 16, 2021

FF-31-2020
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SPANISH AND KING MACKEREL – COMMERCIAL SPANISH MACKEREL – OPEN HARVEST WITH 500 POUND POSSESSION LIMIT

FF-92-2014
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RED DRUM - COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS

FF-73-2009
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RED PORGY - MINIMUM SIZE

FF-11-2015
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SCUP - RECREATIONAL PURPOSES - ATLANTIC OCEAN

FF-7-2021 COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SHARK HARVEST - OPENING DATE AND HARVEST RESTRICTIONS
FF-2-2021 SHAD-COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES AND TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF RULES

FF-28-2015
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SHEEPSHEAD - RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL

FF-44-2020 SPINY DOGFISH – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS

FF-24-2018
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FF-24-2018 map

SPOTTED SEATROUT – COMMERCIAL- SEASON OPEN

FF-23-2018
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SPOTTED SEATROUT – RECREATIONAL - SEASON OPEN

FF-39-2020
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STRIPED BASS – COMMERCIAL – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA – SEASON OPEN
FF-9-2021 STRIPED BASS – RECREATIONAL – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA – SEASON OPEN

FF-21-2020
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STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL – ATLANTIC OCEAN FROM OCRACOKE INLET NORTH TO THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA STATE LINE – HARVEST TAGGING AND REPORTING

FF-6-2019
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ESTUARINE STRIPED BASS- RECREATIONAL SEASON CLOSURE- CENTRAL SOUTHERN MANAGEMENT AREA INTERNAL COASTAL FISHING WATERS- INCLUDING CLOSURE OF JOINT WATERS
FF-1-2021 STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL – ATLANTIC OCEAN WATERS OF NORTH CAROLINA (CIRCLE HOOK REQUIREMENTS)

FF-54-2019
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STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL – ATLANTIC OCEAN WATERS OF NORTH CAROLINA

FF-55-2012
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WEAKFISH COMMERICIAL FISHING OPERATIONS

FF-54-2010 (REVISED)

WEAKFISH - RECREATIONAL

INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS

M-12-2020
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RULE SUSPENSION – GILL NET RESTRICTIONS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 4 INCHES AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 5 INCHES- YARDAGE LIMIT DECREASE IN MANAGEMENT UNIT B

M-6-2019
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GILL NETS – GILL NET CLOSURE AND RESTRICTIONS - CENTRAL SOUTHERN MANAGEMENT AREA (CSMA) - WESTERN PAMLICO SOUND AND RIVERS
M-18-2020 GILL NETS - BOGUE BANKS
M-17-2020 STOP NET BEACH SEINE FISHERY - ATLANTIC OCEAN – CARTERET COUNTY
M-3-2021
M-3-2021 Map
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A – RESTRICTING THE USE OF FIXED OR STATIONARY SMALL MESH GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH OTHER THAN 3 ¼ INCHES
M-20-2020 GILL NET RESTRICTIONS - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS SOUTH OF MANAGEMENT UNIT A – CLOSES ALL MANAGEMENT UNITS TO THE USE OF GILL NETS WITH STRETCHED MESH LENGTH OF 4 INCHES THROUGH 6 ½ INCHES
M-24-2014
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PERMIT REQUIREMENT- GILL NETS INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS
OTHER GILL NET
M-26-2016
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M-26-2016 map 1
RE: GILL NETS – CURRITUCK SOUND – MARTINS POINT CONFLICT RESOLUTION AREA
M-35-2014
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M-35-2014 map
GILL NETS - NEWPORT RIVER

M-8-2019
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GILL NET RESTRICTIONS: ATLANTIC OCEAN WITHIN 100 YARDS OF THE SHORELINE
M-3-2014
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JOINT FISHING WATERS - GILL NET RESTRICTIONS
M-1-2014
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GILL NET MAXIMUM SIZE: INTERNAL COASTAL FISHING WATERS
M-29-2013
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GILL NET AND SEINE RESTRICTIONS: DEER AND SCHOOLHOUSE (ROCKY RUN) CREEKS IN CAPE CARTERET

MISCELLANEOUS

M-1-2021 RULE SUSPENSION - BLUE CRAB FMP AMENDMENT 3 MANAGEMENT MEASURES
M-4-2021 POUND NET SET CLOSURE PERIOD
M-2-2021 HORSESHOE CRABS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS

M-7-2020

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M-7-2020 map 11
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M-7-2020 map 13
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M-7-2020 map 15
M-7-2020 map 16

RULE SUSPENSION – REVISED CRAB SPAWNING SANCTUARY BOUNDARIES FOR DRUM INLET AND BARDEN INLET, DESIGNATION OF NEW CRAB SPAWNING SANCTUARIES, AND GEAR AND CRAB HARVEST RESTRICTIONS WITHIN CRAB SPAWNING SANCTUARIES

M-10-2007

CHANNEL NETS

M-34-2015
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FLOUNDER POUND NET SET - ESCAPE PANEL REQUIREMENTS

POTS

PT-4-2020
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PT-4-2020 Map pkg

POTS OPEN – PROVISIONAL POT AREAS IN PAMLICO SOUND AND PAMLICO, BAY, AND NEUSE RIVERS

PT-3-2020
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PT-3-2020 Map pkg.
PT-3-2020 map 1
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PT-3-2020 map 7
PT-3-2020 map 8

POTS OPEN – ATLANTIC OCEAN AND INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS WEST AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 58 BRIDGE

RESEARCH SANCTUARIES

RS-2-2020
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RESEARCH SANCTUARY- PINE KNOLL SHORES AQUARIUM
RS-2-2021
RS-2-2021 Map
RESEARCH SANCTUARY- MYRTLE GROVE SOUND - UNC-WILMINGTON
RS-1-2021
RS-1-2021 Map
RESEARCH SANCTUARY- HEWLETT’S CREEK - UNC-WILMINGTON

SHELLFISH

SF-3-2021
SF-3-2021 Map Pkg
BAY SCALLOP SEASON PUBLIC BOTTOM

SF-3-2020
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SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA – CARTERET COUNTY
SC-3-2001 (REVISED) 2001 CALICO SCALLOP SEASON
SF-2-2021
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2020-2021 OYSTER MECHANICAL HARVEST RESTRICTIONS – CLOSING THE PAMLICO RIVER AREA. MAINTAINING THE CLOSURE OF THE NORTHERN HYDE AND NEUSE RIVER AREAS.
SF-1-2021
SF-1-2021 Map pkg

 
2020-2021 OYSTER MECHANICAL HARVEST RESTRICTIONS – CLOSING THE BAYS WITHIN THE PAMLICO RIVER AREA. MAINTAINING THE CLOSURE OF THE NORTHERN HYDE AND NEUSE RIVER AREAS
SF-8-2020
SF-8-2020 Map pkg
2020-2021 OYSTER MECHANICAL HARVEST RESTRICTIONS – RE-OPENING THE BAYS WITHIN THE PAMLICO RIVER AREA. CLOSURE OF THE NORTHERN HYDE AND NEUSE RIVER AREAS
SF-7-2020
SF-7-2020 Map pkg
2020-2021 MECHANICAL HARVEST OF CLAMS FROM PUBLIC BOTTOM

SF-04-2020  
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2020-2021 OYSTER HAND HARVEST RESTRICTIONS

SF-4-2014
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SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREAS
(Closures: New River, Alligator Bay)

SF-2-2019
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SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA

SF-3-2011

SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA

SF-2-2007

SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA

SHELLFISH SANITATION

SS-1-2020
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SHELLFISH TEMPERATURE AND SANITATION CONTROLS

SS-2-2020
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TEMPERATURE AND SANITATION CONTROLS – CLOSED SEASON OYSTER HARVEST

SHRIMP/CRAB TRAWLING

SH-1-2020
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CRAB TRAWLING AND TAKING SHRIMP WITH NETS – CENTRAL AND NORTHERN REGIONS BLUE CRAB FMP AMENDMENT 3 CRAB TRAWL CLOSURES IN THE PAMLICO, PUNGO, AND NEUSE RIVERS

SH-3-2020

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CRAB TRAWLING AND TAKING SHRIMP WITH NETS – OPENING A PORTION OF NEW RIVER AND STUMP SOUND

SH-2-2020
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CRAB TRAWLING AND TAKING SHRIMP WITH NETS – SOUTHERN REGION

SH-4-2019
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SHRIMP TRAWL BYCATCH REDUCTION DEVICE REQUIREMENTS – CROATAN AND ROANOKE SOUNDS, PORTIONS OF THE PAMLICO, BAY, AND NEUSE RIVERS, CORE SOUND AND SOUTH TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LINE, AND SKIMMER TRAWLS STATEWIDE

SH-3-2019
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SH-3-2019 map 

SHRIMP TRAWL BYCATCH REDUCTION DEVICE REQUIREMENTS – PAMLICO SOUND AND PORTIONS OF THE PAMLICO, BAY, AND NEUSE RIVERS

 

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