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Proclamations 2008
Follow this link to Polluted Area proclamations. Polluted Area Proclamations are posted to the Website Mon-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Any proclamations issued after those hours or on weekends will not be posted until the next business day.
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Proclamation Code Letters
FF
- Finfish proclamations that deal with commercial and recreational size and creel limits, seasons, areas, etc.
SH - Shrimp proclamations that open or close areas to shrimping and crab trawling, or require bycatch reduction devices
SF - Proclamations dealing with oysters and clams: hand and mechanical seasons, limits, areas, etc.
M - Miscellaneous proclamations that usually deal with gill nets, seines, and their mesh size, length, or area restrictions
RS - Research sanctuaries granted in some cases for one year for research purposes
SC - Proclamations dealing with bay or calico scallop harvest
PA - Proclamations that open and close areas to shellfishing depending on the amount of coliform bacteria present
Sunrise / Sunset Times January - June / July - December (Download PDF Version)
It is unlawful to use trawls from 9 p.m. on Fridays
through 5 p.m. on Sundays in any internal waters.

--------------------------------------------- 2008 - December ---------------------------------------------
FF-86-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON –GILL NETS : ATLANTIC OCEAN
SF-12-2008
2009 OYSTER RESTRICTIONS
M-26-2008
GILL NETS - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-85-2008
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-84-2008
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-83-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS –
ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-82-2008
STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL SEASON - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
M-25-2008
GILL NETS-WESTERN PAMLICO SOUND AND RIVERS
FF-81-2008
AMERICAN SHAD and HICKORY SHAD
FF-80-2008
SCUP
FF-79-2008
RE: STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
RS-7-2008
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
RS-6-2008
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
--------------------------------------------- 2008 - November ---------------------------------------------
FF-78-2008
SCUP – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-77-2008
SPINY DOGFISH-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS- ATLANTIC OCEAN-HARVEST PERIOD II
FF-76-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-24-2008
GILL NETS - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
SF-11-2008
2008/2009 MECHANICAL HARVEST OF CLAMS
SH-10-2008
2008 SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
SH-10-2008 Map
(PDF)
M-23-2008
ARTIFICIAL REEF COMMERCIAL FISHING EQUIPMENT
FF-75-2008
FLOUNDER-COMMERCIAL HARVEST INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS
FF-74-2008
RED DRUM-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS
M-22-2008
GILL NETS - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
SF-10-2008
2008 OYSTER RESTRICTIONS
SF-10-2008 Maps (PDF)
FF-73-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON – OCEAN TRAWL: ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-21-2008
GILL NETS - BOGUE BANKS
M-20-2008
MULLET - STOP NETS - ATLANTIC OCEAN – CARTERET COUNTY
M-19-2008 Map
PDF Map
M-19-2008
SMALL MESH GILL NET ATTENDANCE
FF-72-2008
STRIPED BASS PERMITS
--------------------------------------------- 2008 - October ---------------------------------------------
FF-71-2008
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-70-2008
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
SF-9-2008
2008 OYSTER RESTRICTIONS
FF-69-2008
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
SF-8-2008
SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREAS
SH-9-2008 (PDF Map) SH-9-2008
2008 SHRIMP AND CRAB TRAWLING
SF-7-2008
SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA
SF-6-2008
2008 OYSTER RESTRICTIONS
FF-68-2008
RED DRUM-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATONS
FF-67-2008
COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SHARK HARVEST - ALL STATE WATERS
SF-5-2008
2008 OYSTER RESTRICTIONS
M-18-2008
GILL NETS - BOGUE BANKS
M-17-2008
FEMALE BLUE CRABS – ALL COASTAL WATERS
--------------------------------------------- 2008 - September ---------------------------------------------
FF-66-2008
SNAPPER-GROUPER COMPLEX-COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES
FF-65-2008
STRIPED BASS PERMITS
FF-64-2008
SNAPPER-GROUPER
FF-63-2008
SNAPPER-GROUPER
M-16-2008
COMMERCIAL GILL NETS - PAMLICO SOUND GILL NET RESTRICTED AREA (PSGNRA)
FF-62-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS –
ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
SH-8-2008
2008 SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
M-15-2008 (Revised)
COMMERCIAL GILL NETS - PAMLICO SOUND GILL NET RESTRICTED AREA (PSGNRA)
M-15-2008
COMMERCIAL GILL NETS - PAMLICO SOUND GILL NET RESTRICTED AREA (PSGNRA)
M-14-2008
MULLET - STOP NETS - ATLANTIC OCEAN – CARTERET COUNTY
--------------------------------------------- 2008 - August ---------------------------------------------
FF-61-2008
STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL SEASON – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-60-2008
STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL SEASON – CENTRAL SOUTHERN MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-59-2008
RED DRUM-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATONS
PSGNRA Sea Turle Handling Requirements (PDF)

PSGNRA Sea Turtle Conservation Table (PDF)

M-13-2008 Map (PDF)

Manatee Public Notice (PDF)

M-13-2008
COMMERCIAL GILL NETS - PAMLICO SOUND GILL NET RESTRICTED AREA (PSGNRA)
SH-7-2008
2008 SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
SH-6-2008
2008 SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
SH-5-2008
2008 SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
--------------------------------------------- 2008 - July ---------------------------------------------
SH-4-2008
2008 SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
FF-58-2008
COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SHARK HARVEST - ALL STATE WATERS
--------------------------------------------- 2008 - June ---------------------------------------------
FF-57-2008
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF RULE – RED DRUM
FF-56-2008
STRIPED BASS PERMITS
FF-55-2008
SNAPPER-GROUPER
FF-54-2008
SNAPPER-GROUPER
M-12-2008
FOR-HIRE FISHING PERMIT
FF-53-2008
SCUP – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
SH-3-2008 (Revised) - Maps
5 meg PDF
SH-3-2008 (Revised)
SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
--------------------------------------------- 2008 - May ---------------------------------------------
SH-3-2008
SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
PT-7-2008 - Maps
5 meg PDF
PT-7-2008
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
PT-6-2008
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS - LOWER BROAD CREEK
PT-5-2008
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
FF-52-2008
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-11-2008
GILL NETS - CAPE FEAR RIVER
FF-51-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-10-2008
GILL NETS - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
--------------------------------------------- 2008 - April ---------------------------------------------
FF-50-2008
SPINY DOGFISH-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS- ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-49-2008
SPINY DOGFISH – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
Tiger Shrimp
Download Informational PDF
M-9-2008
GILL NETS- WESTERN PAMLICO SOUND AND RIVERS
FF-48-2008
STRIPED BASS COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS
FF-47-2008
RED DRUM-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATONS
FF-46-2008
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF RULE – RED DRUM
SH-2-2008 Maps
Download PDF maps for SH-2-2008
(8-meg PDF file)
SH-2-2008
SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
PT-4-2008 Maps
Download PDF maps for PT-4-2008
(3-meg PDF file)
PT-4-2008
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
FF-45-2008
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-44-2008
STRIPED BASS PERMITS
FF-43-2008
SNAPPER-GROUPER
FF-42-2008
SNAPPER-GROUPER
FF-41-2008
STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL‑ ATLANTIC OCEAN: OCRACOKE INLET TO NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA STATE LINE
M-8-2008
GILL NETS - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-40-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS –
ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-39-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS –
ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-38-2008
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-37-2008
RED DRUM-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS
--------------------------------------------- 2008 - March ---------------------------------------------
FF-36-2008
SCUP
PT-3-2008
CRAB POT ESCAPE RINGS
PT-2-2008
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
SF-4-2008
SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-35-2008
SCUP
FF-34-2008
SCUP
FF-33-2008
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-32-2008
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, INTERNAL WATERS
M-7-2008
GILL NETS – MONKFISH IN ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-31-2008
MONKFISH – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
SF-3-2008
2008 OYSTER SEASON CLOSURE
RS-2-2008
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
M-6-2008
DRIFT GILL NETS – NEUSE RIVER
RS-1-2008
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
SH-1-2008
PEELER CRAB TRAWLING
--------------------------------------------- 2008 - February ---------------------------------------------
FF-30-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON – OCEAN TRAWL: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-29-2008
SCUP
FF-28-2008
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-27-2008
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-5-2008
LARGE MESH GILL NET MAXIMUM SIZE
FF-26-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON - COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS OF CRAVEN, BEAUFORT, AND PAMLICO COUNTIES, PUNGO RIVER, WEST BAY, AND PAMLICO SOUND
FF-25-2008
FLOUNDER – RECREATIONAL PURPOSE
SF-2-2008
2008 MECHANICAL OYSTER SEASON CLOSURE
FF-24-2008
DISCRETIONARY RIVER HERRING SET-ASIDE
FF-23-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-22-2008
SCUP
FF-21-2008
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-20-2008 (Revised)
STRIPED BASS SEASON –GILL NETS : ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-20-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON –GILL NETS : ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-4-2008 (Revised)
DISCRETIONARY HERRING PERMIT
M-4-2008
DISCRETIONARY HERRING PERMIT
M-3-2008
LARGE MESH GILL NET MAXIMUM SIZE
FF-19-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-18-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON – OCEAN TRAWL: ATLANTIC OCEAN
--------------------------------------------- 2008 - January ---------------------------------------------
FF-15-2008 (revised)
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-17-2008
SCUP
FF-16-2008
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-15-2008
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
PT-1-2008
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
FF-14-2008
SPINY DOGFISH-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS- ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-13-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-12-2008
STRIPED BASS PERMITS
FF-11-2008
SNAPPER-GROUPER
FF-10-2008
SNAPPER-GROUPER
M-2-2008
GILL NETS - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-9-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS –
ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-8-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON –GILL NETS : ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-7-2008
SCUP
FF-6-2008
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-5-2008
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-1-2008
GILL NETS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-4-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON –GILL NETS : ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-3-2008 (Revised)
SCUP
FF-3-2008
SCUP
FF-2-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON - COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS- CAPE FEAR RIVER
FF-1-2008
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
SF-1-2008
MECHANICAL HARVEST OF CLAMS
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