15A NCAC 03R .0115 ANADROMOUS FISH SPAWNING AREAS

The anadromous fish spawning areas as defined in 15A NCAC 03I .0101 and referenced in 15A NCAC 03N .0106 are delineated in the following Internal Coastal Waters:

(1) Currituck Sound Area:

(a) Northwest River - all waters of the Northwest River and its tributaries east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 36 30.8374' N - 76 04.8770' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 36 30.7061' N - 76 04.8916' W.

(b) Tull Bay/Tull Creek - all waters of Tull Bay and its tributaries northeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 36 30.0991' N - 76 04.8587' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 36 29.9599' N - 76 04.7126' W; and south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 30.9867' N - 76 02.5868' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 36 31.0045' N - 76 02.3780' W; and west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 36 30.8291' N - 76 02.1329' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 36 30.1512' N - 76 02.4982' W.

(2) Albemarle Sound Area:

(a) Big Flatty Creek - all waters of Big Flatty Creek and its tributaries east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 36 09.3267' N - 76 08.2562' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 36 08.9730' N - 76 08.3175' W; and north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 07.9621' N - 76 07.1818' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 36 08.2706' N - 76 06.2525' W.

(b) Batchelor Bay - west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 58.2070' N - 76 42.7267' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 35 56.5622' N - 76 41.5506' W.

(c) Bull Bay - southwest of a line beginning on the northwest shore at a point 35 58.9002' N - 76 23.9965' W; running southeasterly to the southeast shore at a point 35 56.7198' N - 76 18.8964' W.

(3) North River - all waters of the North River and its tributaries east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 36 18.7703' N - 75 58.7384' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 36 18.4130' N - 75 58.7228' W; and north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 16.9952' N - 75 57.0758' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 36 16.9801' N - 75 56.6820' W.

(4) Pasquotank River - all waters of the Pasquotank River and its tributaries south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 18.0768' N - 76 13.0979' W; running easterly to the east shore along the south side of the Highway 158 Bridge to a point 36 18.0594' N - 76 12.9620' W; and northwest of a line beginning on the northeast shore at a point 36 14.3294' N - 76 04.7866' W; running southwesterly to the southwest shore to a point 36 12.8147' N - 76 07.0465' W.

(5) Pasquotank River Area:

(a) Charles Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 17.8090' N - 76 13.0732' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 36 17.8024' N - 76 13.0407' W.

(b) New Begun Creek - east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 36 13.3298' N - 76 08.2878' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 36 13.0286' N - 76 08.1820' W.

(6) Little River - all waters of the Little River and its tributaries southeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 12.5237' N - 76 16.9418' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 36 12.2950' N - 76 17.1405' W; and north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 09.6537' N - 76 15.0689' W; running northeast to the east shore to a point 36 10.2112' N - 76 14.0287' W.

(7) Perquimans River - all waters of the Perquimans River and its tributaries northeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 11.6569' N - 76 28.0055' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 36 11.6123' N - 76 27.9382' W; and northwest of a line beginning on the southwest shore at a point 36 11.1512' N - 76 27.4424' W; running northeasterly to the northeast shore to a point 36 11.5124' N - 76 26.7298' W.

(8) Perquimans River Area:

(a) Walter's Creek - northeast of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 36 11.1305' N - 76 27.9185' W; running southeasterly to the south shore to a point 36 11.0224' N - 76 27.6626' W.

(b) Mill Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 11.9766' N - 76 27.2511' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 36 11.9757' N - 76 27.5752' W.

(9) Yeopim River - all waters of the Yeopim River and its tributaries east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 36 05.4526' N - 76 27.7651' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point on Norcum Point 36 05.1029' N - 76 27.7120' W; and west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 36 04.7426' N - 76 24.2537' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 36 04.1137' N - 76 24.5366' W.

(10) Yeopim River Area, Yeopim Creek - south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 04.7206' N - 76 24.8396' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 36 04.7426' N - 76 24.2536' W.

(11) Edenton Bay - all waters of Edenton Bay and its tributaries west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 36 03.3757' N - 76 36.3629' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 36 03.3551' N - 76 36.3574' W; and north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 02.1767' N - 76 38.4058' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 36 02.0299' N - 76 36.0445' W; and east of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 03.2819' N - 76 37.0138' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 36 03.4185' N - 76 36.6783' W.

(12) Chowan River - all waters of the Chowan River and tributaries northwest of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 02.3162' N - 76 42.4896' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 36 03.1013' N - 76 40.8732' W; and south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 32.6293' N - 76 55.3564' W; and running to the east shore to a point 36 32.6284' N - 76 55.1757' W.

(13) Chowan River Area, Meherrin River - all waters of the Meherrin River and tributaries west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 36 25.9937' N - 76 56.8884' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 36 25.7926' N - 76 56.8966' W; and south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 32.7867' N - 77 09.8885' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 36 32.7807' N - 77 09.8565' W.

(14) Cashie River - all waters of the Cashie River and tributaries east of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 54.7865' N - 76 49.0521' W; running southerly to the south shore at a point 35 54.6691' N - 76 49.0553' W; west of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 56.2934' N - 76 44.1769' W; running easterly to the north shore to a point on the north shore of an island in the mouth of the river 35 56.2250' N - 76 43.9265' W; west of a line beginning on the south shore at a point of an island in the mouth of the river 35 56.1254' N - 76 43.9846' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 56.0650' N - 76 43.9599' W.

(15) Middle River - all waters of the Middle River southwest of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 55.4000' N - 76 43.8259' W; running southeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 55.3977' N - 76 43.6797' W.

(16) Eastmost River - all waters of the Eastmost River and its tributaries south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 56.5024' N - 76 42.4877' W; running westerly to the east shore to a point 35 56.4070' N - 76 42.7647' W.

(17) Roanoke River - all waters of the Roanoke River and tributaries south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 56.5068' N - 76 41.8858' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 56.5324' N - 76 41.5896' W; and southeast of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 36 12.5264' N - 77 23.0223' W; running northeasterly to the east shore along the south side of the Highway 258 Bridge to a point 36 12.5674' N - 77 22.9724' W.

(18) Roanoke River Area:

(a) Warren Neck Creek - all waters of Warren Neck Creek and its tributaries west of a line beginning on the northwest shore at a point 35 52.1820' N - 76 47.4855' W; running southerly to the southeast shore to a point 35 52.1448' N - 76 47.4237' W.

(b) Thoroughfare - all waters of the Thoroughfare south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 54.0510' N - 76 48.1206' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 54.0684' N - 76 48.0613' W; and north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 53.2842' N - 76 48.8650' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 55.2800' N - 76 48.8077' W.

(c) Devils Gut - all waters of Devils Gut and its tributaries northwest of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 49.5300' N - 76 54.2209' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 49.5486' N - 76 54.1703' W.

(d) Conine Creek - all waters of Conine Creek and its tributaries west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 52.9752' N - 76 58.0474' W; running southwesterly to the south shore to a point 35 52.9776' N - 76 57.9958' W.

(19) Scuppernong River - all waters of the Scuppernong River and tributaries southeast of a line beginning on the northeast shore at a point 35 56.7196' N - 76 18.8964' W; running southwesterly to the southwest shore to a point 35 56.3351' N - 76 19.6609' W; and north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 54.0158' N - 76 15.4605' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 54.0406' N - 76 15.3007' W.

(20) Alligator River - all waters of the Alligator River and tributaries east of a line beginning on the north shore at Cherry Ridge Landing at a point 35 42.2172' N - 76 08.4686' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 42.1327' N - 76 08.5002' W; and south of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 57.4252' N - 76 00.8704' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 57.5494' N - 75 56.8268' W.

(21) Alligator River Area, the Frying Pan - all waters of the Frying Pan and its tributaries west of a line beginning on the north shore at a point 35 46.0777' N - 76 03.3439' W; running southerly to the south shore to a point 35 45.6011' N - 76 03.3692' W.

(22) Neuse River - all waters of the Neuse River and its tributaries northwest of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 08.8723' N - 77 04.6700' W; running northeasterly to the east shore to a point 35 09.1032' N - 77 04.3355' W; and southeast of a line at Pitch Kettle Creek beginning on the north shore at a point 35 16.9793' N - 77 15.5529' W; running south to the south shore to a point 35 16.9237' N - 77 15.5461' W.

(23) Neuse River Area:

(a) Smith Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 02.2439' N - 76 42.3035' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 02.2392' N - 76 42.1910' W.

(b) Kershaw Creek - north of a line beginning on the west shore at a point 35 02.4197' N - 76 43.7886' W; running easterly to the east shore to a point 35 02.4218' N - 76 43.7367' W.

(24) White Oak River - all waters north of a line beginning at a point on the west shore 34 46.0728' N - 77 08.9657' W; running easterly to a point on the east shore 34 46.1431' N - 77 08.8907' W; running north to the Coastal - Inland Fishing Waters boundary line beginning at a point on the west shore 34 48.1466' N - 77 11.4711' W; running northeasterly to a point on the east shore 34 48.1620' N - 77 11.4244' W.

(25) Cape Fear River - all waters north of a line beginning at a point on the west shore 34 07.7034' N - 77 57.3431' W; running easterly to a point on the east shore 34 08.0518' N - 77 55.7626' W; running north to the Joint - Inland Fishing Waters boundary on the following rivers:

(a) Cape Fear River - at a line beginning at a point on the west shore 34 24.2628' N - 78 17.6390' W; running northeasterly along the Lock and Dam No. 1 to a point on the east shore 34 24.2958' N - 78 17.5634' W.

(b) Black River - at a line beginning at a point on the north shore 34 22.0783' N - 78 04.4123' W; running southeasterly to a point on the south shore 34 21.9950' N - 78 04.2864' W.

(c) Northeast Cape Fear River - at a line beginning at a point on the west side 34 26.5658' N - 77 50.0871' W; running northeasterly along the southern side of the Highway 210 Bridge to a point on the east side 34 26.6065' N - 77 49.9955' W.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑182; 113‑221; 143B‑289.52;

Eff. December 1, 2007;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2015.