subchapter 03m - finfish


section .0100 finfish, general



It is unlawful to possess aboard a vessel or while engaged in fishing any species of finfish that is subject to a size or harvest restriction without having head and tail attached, except:

(1) mullet when used for bait;

(2) hickory shad when used for bait provided that not more than two hickory shad per vessel or fishing operation may be cut for bait at any one time; and

(3) tuna possessed in a commercial fishing operation as provided in 15A NCAC 03M .0520.


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

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1991;

Temporary Amendment Eff. May 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2015; April 1, 2011; July 1, 2006; August 1, 2002.