(a)  It is unlawful for a permittee:

(1)           To fail to notify the Marine Patrol Communications Center within 72 hours by phone:

(A)          Of an operational pound net set. Notification shall include the name of permittee, type of net, Pound Net Set Permit number, county where located, a specific location site, and how many pounds are in the set; and

(B)          Of a change to the type of net being set at the permitted site.

(2)           To make false notifications.

(3)           To fail to render the pound net set inoperable during any closed season for the type of fishery for which the pound net is permitted.

Failure to comply with this Paragraph is grounds for the Fisheries Director to revoke any Pound Net Set Permits held by the permittee and for denial of any future applications for Pound Net Set Permits.

(b)  Pound net sets are subject to inspection at all times.

(c)  Daily reporting may be a condition of the permit for a pound net set for fisheries under a quota.

(d)  It is unlawful to fail to remove all pound net stakes and associated gear within 30 days after expiration of the permit or notice by the Fisheries Director that an existing Pound Net Set Permit has been revoked or denied.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113-134; 113-169.1; 113-182; 143B-289.52;

Eff. April 1, 2009.