RE: GILL NETS – EASTERN ALBEMARLE SOUND, CROATAN SOUND AND ROANOKE SOUND AREA
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A. M., Wednesday, December 1, 2010, the following provisions shall apply to the use of gill nets in the following areas:
I. AREA DESCRIPTION
A. Albemarle Sound and its tributaries, east of a line beginning at a point 35º 57.5590’N - 75º 56.8200’W; running northerly to a point 36º 04.8280’N - 75º 47.4050’W and south of the Highway 158 Wright Memorial Bridge beginning at a point on the western shore at 36° 04.8280’N – 75° 47.4050’W; running easterly along the south side of the bridge to a point on the east shore at 36° 05.5770’N – 75 44.5850’W.
B. Albemarle, Croatan and Roanoke sounds – north of a line beginning at a point 35° 48.3693’N – 75° 43.7232’W on Roanoke Marshes Point, running southeasterly to a point 35° 44.1710’N – 75° 31.0520’W on the north point of Eagle Nest Bay.
II. NET RESTRICTIONS
A. Gill nets with a mesh length of 3 inches and 3 ¼ inches shall not exceed 800 yards in any combination.
B. It is unlawful to use gill nets with a mesh length less than 3 inches.
C. It is unlawful to use gill nets with a mesh length greater than 3 ¼ inches.
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 Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103 and 03J .0103, 03Q .0107(c); 03M .0202 and 03M .0513.
B. It is unlawful to violate provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 03H .0103.
C. This proclamation supersedes Proclamation M-24-2010, dated November 16, 2010.
November 19, 2010