15a ncac 03r .0111 PURSE SEINES PROHIBITED

(a) It is unlawful to take menhaden or Atlantic thread herring by the use of a purse seine from the Atlantic Ocean within an area bounded by a line extending from a point near the Bald Head Lighthouse (33 52.3500' N - 78 00.3000' W) running southwesterly to a point near Cape Fear River ship channel buoy "9" (33 51.5500' N 78 01.5500' W), then running northwesterly to a point near the foot of the Yaupon Beach Fishing Pier on Oak Island (33 54.2000' N 78 04.9333' W), then following the shoreline easterly to a point near Fort Caswell (33 53.2166' N 78 01.1833 W), then running southeasterly back to the point of origin.

(b) It is unlawful to take menhaden or Atlantic thread herring by the use of a purse seine from the Atlantic Ocean from May 1 through September 30:

(1) In that area bounded by a line beginning at a point onshore at the northern boundary of Dare County 36 13.8536' N ‑ 75 46.3914'W; running easterly 1.5 miles to a point offshore 36 13.8536'N ‑ 75 44.3814' W; running southerly parallel to and 1.5 nautical miles from the ocean beach to a point 1.5 nautical miles offshore the northern town limits of Southern Shores 36 09.0673' N ‑ 75 44.2225' W; running westerly to a point onshore at the northern town limits of Southern Shores 36 09.0673' N ‑ 75 42.2416' W; and

(2) In that area bounded by a line beginning at a point at the southern limits of Kitty Hawk 36 03.3187' N ‑ 75 40.9503' W; running easterly 1.5 nautical miles to a point offshore 36 03.3187' N ‑ 75 38.8029' W; running southerly parallel to and 1.5 nautical miles from the ocean beach to a point 1.5 nautical miles offshore of the rock jetty south of Oregon Inlet 35 46.4052' N ‑ 75 29.2379' W; running westerly to a point onshore at the rock jetty south of Oregon Inlet 35 46.4052' N ‑ 75 31.5369' W.

(c) It is unlawful to take menhaden or Atlantic thread herring by the use of a purse seine from the Atlantic Ocean from October 1 through December 31:

(1) In that area bounded by a line beginning at a point onshore at the northern boundary of Dare County 36 13.8536' N ‑ 75 46.3914' W; running easterly 0.5 nautical miles to a point offshore 36 13.8536' N ‑ 75 45.6977' W; running southerly parallel to and 0.5 nautical miles off the ocean beach to a point 0.5 nautical miles offshore the northern town limits of Southern Shores 36 09.0673' N ‑ 75 43.5514' W; running westerly 0.5 nautical miles to a point onshore at the northern town limits of Southern Shores 36 09.0673' N ‑ 75 44.2416' W; and

(2) In that area bounded by a line beginning at a point at the southern limits of Kitty Hawk 36 03.3187' N ‑ 75 40.9503' W; running easterly 0.5 nautical miles to a point offshore 36 03.3187' N ‑ 75 40.2033' W; running southerly parallel to and 0.5 nautical mile off the ocean beach to a point offshore the rock jetty south of Oregon Inlet 35 46.4052' N ‑ 75 30.6134' W; running westerly to a point onshore at the rock jetty south of Oregon Inlet 35 46.4052' N ‑ 75 31.5369' W.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑182; 143B‑289.52;

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1993;

Recodified from 15A NCAC 03R .0011 Eff. December 17, 1996;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2004.