15A NCAC 03M .0507     BILLFISH

(a)  Marlin: Taken for recreational purposes or by hook and line:

(1)           It is unlawful to possess blue marlin less than 99 inches in length from the lower jaw to the fork in the tail.

(2)           It is unlawful to possess white marlin less than 66 inches in length from the lower jaw to the fork in the tail.

(3)           It is unlawful to possess more than one blue or white marlin in the aggregate per vessel per trip.

(4)           It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale blue or white marlin.

(b)  Sailfish: Taken for recreational purposes or by hook and line:

(1)           It is unlawful to possess sailfish less than 63 inches in length from the lower jaw to the fork in the tail.

(2)           It is unlawful to possess more than one sailfish per person per day.

(3)           It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale sailfish.

 

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

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1996; March 1, 1994; February 1, 1992; September 1, 1991;

Temporary Amendment Eff. June 7, 1998; September 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1998;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000.