15A NCAC 03J .0305        TROTLINES (MULTIPLE HOOK OR MULTIPLE BAIT)

It is unlawful to use multiple hook or multiple bait trotlines for recreational purposes unless such trotlines are marked by attaching to them at each end one floating buoy, any shade of hot pink in color, which shall be of solid foam or other solid buoyant material no less than five inches in diameter and no less than five inches in length.  The owner shall always be identified on the buoy by using an engraved buoy or by attaching engraved metal or plastic tags to the buoy.  Such identification shall include owner's last name and initials and if a vessel is used, one of the following:

(1)           Gear owner's current motor boat registration number, or

(2)           Owner's U.S. vessel documentation name.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113-134; 113-173; 113-182; 143B-289.52;

Temporary Adoption Eff. July 1, 1999;

Eff. August 1, 2000.