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Current Proclamations Polluted Area Proclamations  
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Questions regarding proclamations:
Contact Fisheries Management Section Chief Kathy Rawls@ncdenr.gov
Or call 800-682-2632 or 252-726-7021

Proclamation Categories

FF

Finfish proclamations that address commercial and recreational size and creel limits, seasons, areas, etc.

M

Miscellaneous proclamations covering gear restrictions (gill net, seine, pound net, etc.) not included in other proclamation categories, as well as permit requirements, and adaptive management measures implemented under the authority of fishery management plans.

PA

Polluted area proclamations that include temporary closures and re-openings to shellfish harvest as a result of bacteriological water quality, as well as changes in descriptions of permanently closed areas due to Sanitary Survey findings.
(Click here for Polluted Area proclamations.)

PT

Proclamations for pots that allow the use of crab, eel, fish, and shrimp pots in provisional pot areas not being used by long haul operations.

RS

Proclamations closing research sanctuaries to all fishing equipment.

SF

Shellfish proclamations addressing oysters, clams and scallops:  hand and mechanical seasons, limits, areas, etc.

SS

Shellfish sanitation proclamations (beginning in 2014) that establish the National Shellfish Sanitation Program requirements that mandate measures to control the temperature of oysters and clams after harvest; these measures reduce post-harvest growth of potentially hazardous, naturally occurring bacteria in these shellfish.

SH

Shrimp proclamations that open or close areas to shrimping and crab trawling, or require bycatch reduction devices.

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

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