15a ncac 03l .0205 CRAB SPAWNING SANCTUARIES
(a) It is unlawful to set or use trawls, pots, and mechanical methods for oysters or clams or take crabs with the use of commercial fishing equipment from the crab spawning sanctuaries described in 15A NCAC 3R .0110 from March 1 through August 31.
(b) From September 1 through February 28, the Fisheries Director may, by proclamation, close the crab spawning sanctuaries and may impose any or all of the following restrictions:
(1) specify number of days;
(2) specify areas;
(3) specify means and methods which may be employed in the taking;
(4) specify time period; and
(5) limit the quantity.
History Note: Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑182; 113‑221; 143B‑289.52;
Eff. January 1, 1991;
Amended Eff. May 1, 1997;
Temporary Amendment Eff. October 2, 1999;
Amended Eff. April 1, 2001.