15A NCAC 03L .0302      SPINY LOBSTER

It is unlawful to:

(1)        Possess a egg bearing spiny lobster or a spiny lobster from which eggs have been stripped, scrubbed or removed;

(2)        Possess spiny lobster with a carapace length less than 3 inches;

(3)        Possess aboard a vessel or land more than two spiny lobsters per person;

(4)        Possess aboard a vessel or land detached spiny lobster tails; or

(5)        Take spiny lobsters with a gaff hook, spear or similar device.  Possession of a speared, pierced, or punctured spiny lobster is prima facie evidence that prohibited gear was used.


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

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1996.