15a ncac 03j .0111       FYKE OR HOOP NETS

(a)  It is unlawful to use fyke or hoop nets in coastal fishing waters without: 

(1)           the owner's identification being clearly printed on a sign no less than six inches square, securely attached on an outside corner stake of each such net; or

(2)           each net being marked by attaching a floating buoy to a single net and a buoy on each end of the line connecting multiple (two or more) nets, when stakes are not used.  Buoys shall be of solid foam or other solid buoyant material and no less than five inches in diameter and no less than five inches in length.  Buoys shall be of any color except yellow or hot pink.  The owner shall always be identified on the attached buoy by using engraved buoys or by engraved metal or plastic tags attached to the buoy.  Such identification shall include the gear owner's current motorboat registration number and the gear owner's last name and initials.

(b)  It is unlawful to use a fyke or hoop net within 200 yards of any operational pound net set.

(c)  It is unlawful to use a fyke or hoop net within 150 yards of any railroad or highway bridge.


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

Temporary Adoption Eff. August 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2003; April 1, 2001.