RE: POUND NET SET CLOSURE PERIOD
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 6:00 P.M. Saturday, January 15, 2011, the following restrictions will apply to pound net sets:
I. AREA DESCRIPTION
All Internal Fishing Waters of the state except those waters of Albemarle Sound west of a line beginning at a point 36º 04.5184’N - 75º 47.9095’W on Powell Point; running southerly to a point 35º 57.2681’N - 75º 48.3999’W on Caroon Point.
II. POUND NET SET CLOSURE
It is unlawful to fail to remove all nets from pound net sets in commercial fishing operations from 6:00 P.M. January 15, 2011 to midnight January 31, 2011 in the area described in I. above.
III. 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 Rules 15A NCAC 03H .0103 and 03J .0501.
B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
This action is being taken in accordance with Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03J .0501 (f) which requires a pound net closure period between December 1 and February 1 each year in which all nets must be removed from pound net sets. Nets may be set on February 1, 2010. It exempts the Albemarle Sound.
January 13, 2011