15A NCAC 03K .0505 SEA SCALLOPS SIZE LIMIT AND TOLERANCE
It is unlawful to land or possess sea scallops with a shell height (length) of less than three and one‑half inches. A tolerance of not more than ten percent by number for undersized sea scallop shell height shall be allowed. In determining whether the proportion of undersized sea scallops exceeds the ten percent tolerance limit, the Fisheries Director and his agents are authorized and empowered to grade all, or any portion, or any combination of portions of the entire quantity being graded, and in cases of violations, may require seizure or other disposition as authorized by law.
History Note: Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑182; 143B‑289.52;
Eff. January 1, 1991.