(a)  It is unlawful to land finfish if in violation of minimum size or possession limits established by rule or proclamation.

(b)  It is unlawful to land finfish taken in connection with commercial fishing operations which are unmarketable as individual finfish by reason of size, except a quantity not exceeding 5,000 pounds per vessel per day may be sold to a dealer that is licensed under G.S. 113-169.3(f)(6), (7) and (8).

(c)  Menhaden, Atlantic thread herring, gizzard shad, and pinfish are exempt from this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑185; 143B‑289.52;

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2008.