RE: CHANNEL NETS
Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 8:00 A.M., Friday, June 15, 2007, all coastal fishing waters are open to shrimping with channel nets with the following exceptions:
I. AREAS CLOSED TO CHANNEL NETS
A. All waters bound on the north by the N.C. Highway 210-50 swing bridge at Surf City and on the south by a line beginning on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway at 34° 25.6049'N, 77° 33.4116'W running to a point on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway at 34° 25.7193'N, 77° 33.4649'W to include all areas on either side of the Intracoastal Waterway channel as shown on the attached map.
B. New River- marked navigation channel from Marker #17 to New River Inlet.
II. AREAS CLOSED TO CHANNEL NETS UNLESS OPENED TO SHRIMPING WITH OTHER GEARS
A. New River above a line beginning at a point on the north shore 34° 34.9000’N – 77° 24.1740’ W running southerly through Marker # 25 to a point on the south shore 34° 34.2700’ N – 77° 24.4770’ W.
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 3H .0103, and 3J .0106.
B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Fisheries Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Marine Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 3H .0103.
C. This proclamation supersedes Proclamation M-8-2006, dated July 31, 2006. It implements provisions in the N.C. Shrimp Fishery Management Plan adopted in April of 2006. The areas in II. A., B. and C. will open by proclamation throughout the season.