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Proclamations 2009
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.
MAPS: Most maps referenced in proclamations can be sent to you via FAX or mail. Contact SueAnn Bay 800-682-2632 or 252-726-7021. E-mailed proclamations: Click here sign up to have proclamations sent to you via e-mail.

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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.
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SF-11-2009 (Revised)
2009 OYSTER RESTRICTIONS
SF-11-2009 Map PDF

SF-11-2009
2009 OYSTER RESTRICTIONS
SF-11-2009 Map PDF

M-33-2009
ATLANTIC MENHADEN–PURSE SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-78-2009
SCUP
FF-77-2009
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-76-2009
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-75-2009
SPINY DOGFISH-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS- ATLANTIC OCEAN-HARVEST
FF-74-2009
SPINY DOGFISH – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-73-2009
RED PORGY
M-32-2009
POUND NET SET CLOSURE PERIOD
M-31-2009
GILL NETS - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-72-2009
COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SHARK HARVEST - ALL STATE WATERS
FF-71-2009
STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL SEASON - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-70-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS –
ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-69-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON –GILL NETS ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-68-2009
AMERICAN SHAD and HICKORY SHAD
FF-67-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-66-2009
SNAPPER-GROUPER COMPLEX-COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES
FF-65-2009
SCUP – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-64-2009
SPOTTED SEATROUT
--------------------------------------------- 2009 - November ---------------------------------------------
FF-63-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-62-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS –
ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-61-2009
FLOUNDER-COMMERCIAL HARVEST INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS
M-30-2009
GILL NETS - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
M-29-2009
GILL NETS - BOGUE BANKS
M-28-2009
MULLET - STOP NETS - ATLANTIC OCEAN – CARTERET COUNTY
RS-11-2009
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
RS-10-2009
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
RS-9-2009
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
M-27-2009
GILL NETS - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
M-26-2009
ARTIFICIAL REEF COMMERCIAL FISHING EQUIPMENT
FF-60-2009
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-25-2009
GILL NETS - CAPE FEAR RIVER
SF-10-2009
2009/2010 MECHANICAL HARVEST OF CLAMS
--------------------------------------------- 2009 - October ---------------------------------------------
FF-59-2009
SPINY DOGFISH-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS- ATLANTIC OCEAN
Maps for SF-6-2009 (Revised) and
SF-9-2009 Map 1 and Map 2
Maps do NOT supersede existing rules or supersede proclamations closing areas to harvest by reason of pollution.
SF-9-2009
2009 OYSTER RESTRICTIONS
SF-6-2009 (Revised)
2009 OYSTER RESTRICTIONS
SH-10-2009
2009 SHRIMP AND CRAB TRAWLING
SH-10-2009 PDF Maps
M-24-2009
COMMERCIAL GILL NETS - PAMLICO SOUND GILL NET RESTRICTED AREA (PSGNRA)
SF-8-2009
SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA
SF-8-2009 (Map)
PT-9-2009
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
FF-58-2009
BLACK SEA BASS-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS –ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-57-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-56-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON – OCEAN TRAWL: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-55-2009
BLACK SEA BASS
SF-7-2009
SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA
SF-6-2009
2009 OYSTER RESTRICTIONS
FF-54-2009
BLACK SEA BASS – RECREATIONAL – ATLANTIC OCEAN
--------------------------------------------- 2009 - September ---------------------------------------------
FF-53-2009 (Revised)
SPOTTED SEATROUT
FF-53-2009
SPOTTED SEATROUT
FF-52-2009
STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL SEASON – CENTRAL SOUTHERN MANAGEMENT AREA

M-23-2009
GILL NETS - BOGUE BANKS

M-22-2009
MULLET - STOP NETS - ATLANTIC OCEAN – CARTERET COUNTY

M-21-2009
GILL NETS - CAPE FEAR RIVER
PDF Map of M-21

FF-51-2009 (Revised)
SNAPPER-GROUPER COMPLEX-COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES
FF-51-2009
SNAPPER-GROUPER COMPLEX-COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES
FF-50-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS –
ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-49-2009
STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL SEASON - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
M-20-2009
FEMALE BLUE CRABS – ALL COASTAL WATERS
SH-9-2009
SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
--------------------------------------------- 2009 - August ---------------------------------------------
M-18-2009 (Revised)
COMMERCIAL GILL NETS - PAMLICO SOUND GILL NET RESTRICTED AREA (PSGNRA)
M-19-2009
COMMERCIAL LARGE MESH GILL NETS
M-18-2009 Map of Area

Sea Turtle Handling Requirements


Sea Turtle Conservation Measures


Precautions in the area of Manatees

M-18-2009
COMMERCIAL GILL NETS - PAMLICO SOUND GILL NET RESTRICTED AREA (PSGNRA)
M-17-2009
GILL NETS - CAPE FEAR RIVER
SH-8-2009
SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
SH-7-2009
SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
M-16-2009
HORSESHOE CRABS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – CLOSURE
RS-7-2009
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
SH-6-2009
SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
M-15-2009
COMMERCIAL LARGE MESH GILL NETS
--------------------------------------------- 2009 - July ---------------------------------------------
SF-5-2009
SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA
RS-6-2009
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
SH-5-2009
SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
M-14-2009 Map Core Sound
M-14-2009 Map Bogue Sound
COMMERCIAL LARGE MESH GILL NETS
M-14-2009
COMMERCIAL LARGE MESH GILL NETS
FF-48-2009
SNAPPER-GROUPER COMPLEX-COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES
FF-47-2009
LARGE COASTAL SHARKS-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS- ATLANTIC OCEAN
--------------------------------------------- 2009 - June ---------------------------------------------
FF-46-2009
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, INTERNAL WATERS
FF-45-2009
RED DRUM-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATONS
RS-5-2009
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
PT-8-2009
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
SH-4-2009 Maps
PDF Maps
SH-4-2009
SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
--------------------------------------------- 2009 - May ---------------------------------------------
M-13-2009 (Revised)
CLOSED OYSTER SEASON HARVEST PERMIT FOR LEASES AND FRANCHISES
M-13-2009
CLOSED OYSTER SEASON HARVEST PERMIT FOR LEASES AND FRANCHISES
M-12-2009
GILL NETS - CAPE FEAR RIVER
FF-44-2009
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-11-2009
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
--------------------------------------------- 2009 - April ---------------------------------------------
SF-4-2009
MECHANICAL HARVEST OF CLAMS
SF-3-2009
MECHANICAL HARVEST OF CLAMS ATLANTIC OCEAN
SH-3-2009 Map (PDF)
SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
SH-3-2009
SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
PT-7-2009 Map (PDF)
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
PT-7-2009
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
FF-43-2009
STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL‑ ATLANTIC OCEAN: OCRACOKE INLET TO NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA STATE LINE
PT-6-2009
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
FF-42-2009
RED DRUM-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATONS
PT-5-2009
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
PT-4-2009
CRAB POT ESCAPE RINGS
M-10-2009
GILL NETS - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
M-9-2009
PDF Map
M-9-2009
GILL NETS- WESTERN PAMLICO SOUND AND RIVERS
FF-41-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS –
ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-40-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS OF CARTERET, CRAVEN, BEAUFORT, AND PAMLICO COUNTIES, PUNGO RIVER, WEST BAY, PAMLICO SOUND
PT-3-2009
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
--------------------------------------------- 2009 - March ---------------------------------------------
SH-2-2009
2009 SHRIMPING AND CRAB TRAWLING
M-8-2009
SMALL MESH GILL NET ATTENDANCE
FF-39-2009
BLACK SEA BASS-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS-ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-38-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS –
ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-37-2009
DISCRETIONARY RIVER HERRING SET-ASIDE
FF-36-2009
SCUP – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-7-2009
LARGE MESH GILL NET MAXIMUM SIZE
FF-35-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS OF CRAVEN, BEAUFORT, AND PAMLICO COUNTIES, PUNGO RIVER, WEST BAY, AND PAMLICO SOUND
FF-34-2009
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-33-2009 PDF MAP FF-33-2009
FLOUNDER – RECREATIONAL PURPOSE
FF-32-2009
COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SHARK HARVEST - ALL STATE WATERS
RS-3-2009
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
PDF Map of RS-3-2009
SF-2-2009
2009 OYSTER SEASON CLOSURE
SF-1-2009
2009 MECHANICAL OYSTER SEASON CLOSURE
--------------------------------------------- 2009 - February ---------------------------------------------
M-6-2009
GILL NETS – MONKFISH IN ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-31-2009
MONKFISH – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-30-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON – OCEAN TRAWL: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-29-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-5-2009
DISCRETIONARY HERRING PERMIT
FF-28-2009
SCUP
SH-1-2009
PEELER CRAB TRAWLING
RS-2-2009
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
FF-27-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-4-2009
LARGE MESH GILL NET MAXIMUM SIZE
FF-26-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS OF CRAVEN, BEAUFORT, AND PAMLICO COUNTIES, PUNGO RIVER, WEST BAY, AND PAMLICO SOUND
FF-25-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-24-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON –GILL NETS : ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-23-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON – OCEAN TRAWL: ATLANTIC OCEAN
RS-1-2009
RESEARCH SANCTUARY
PT-2-2009
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
FF-22-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON – OCEAN TRAWL- ATLANTIC OCEAN
--------------------------------------------- 2009 - January ---------------------------------------------
FF-21-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON –GILL NETS : ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-20-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-3-2009
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-19-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS –
ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
FF-18-2009
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
PT-1-2009
CRAB, EEL, FISH AND SHRIMP POTS
FF-17-2009
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-15-2009 (Revised)
STRIPED BASS SEASON – OCEAN TRAWL: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-16-2009
STRIPED BASS PERMITS
SC-1-2009
2009 BAY SCALLOP SEASON
FF-15-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON – OCEAN TRAWL: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-14-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON –GILL NETS : ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-13-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-12-2009
SPINY DOGFISH-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS- ATLANTIC OCEAN-HARVEST
FF-11-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON –GILL NETS : ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-10-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-9-2009
WEAKFISH COMMERCIAL
FF-8-2009
WEAKFISH
FF-7-2009
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-6-2009
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-5-2009
SPINY DOGFISH-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS- ATLANTIC OCEAN-HARVEST
FF-4-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON –GILL NETS : ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-3-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-2-2009
SPINY DOGFISH-COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS- ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-2-2009
GILL NETS - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA
M-1-2009
GILL NETS – ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-1-2009
STRIPED BASS SEASON - BEACH SEINES: ATLANTIC OCEAN
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