(a)  Buy boats, run boats, purse boats or any other vessels used in conjunction with commercial fishing operations, except vessels without motors used in connection with other vessels with commercial fishing vessel registrations, shall have a commercial fishing vessel registration.

(b)  A person in command of a vessel that is auxiliary to a vessel with a commercial fishing vessel registration with a person aboard who holds a Standard Commercial Fishing License or a Retired Standard Commercial Fishing License engaged in a commercial fishing operation using a pound net, long-haul, beach seine or purse seine is exempt from the provisions of G.S. 113-168.2 (a1).


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113-134; 113-168.1; 113-168.2; 113-168.5; 113-168.6; 113-169; 143B-289.52;

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000.