15A NCAC 03M .0515     DOLPHIN

(a)  It shall be unlawful to possess for recreational purposes any of the following:

(1)           more than 10 dolphin per person per day taken by hook and line; and

(2)           more than 60 dolphin per vessel per day regardless of the number of individuals on board, except headboat vessels with a valid U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection may possess 10 dolphin per paying customer.

(b)  It shall be unlawful for a commercial fishing operation without a valid federal Atlantic Dolphin/Wahoo Commercial vessel permit to do any of the following:

(1)           take or possess more than 10 dolphin per person per day; and

(2)           sell dolphin.


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

Temporary Adoption Eff. July 1, 1999;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2000;

Eff. April 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2005;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2019.