15A NCAC 03O .0112      For Hire Coastal Recreational Fishing

(a)  It is unlawful to operate a For Hire Vessel unless the vessel operator possesses either the For Hire Blanket Coastal Recreational Fishing License (CRFL) for the vessel or a Division of Marine Fisheries For Hire Fishing Permit for the vessel as provided in 15A NCAC 03O .0503(k).

(b)  It is unlawful for a For Hire Vessel operator to operate under the For Hire Blanket CRFL without:

(1)           Holding the USCG certification required in 15A NCAC 03O .0101(a)(13);

(2)           Having the For Hire Blanket CRFL for the vessel or copy thereof in possession and ready at hand for inspection; and

(3)           Having current picture identification in possession and ready at hand for inspection.

(c)  It is unlawful for the holder of the For Hire Blanket CRFL to fail to participate in and provide accurate information as requested by the Division for biological sampling and survey programs.

(d)  It is unlawful to fail to display a current For Hire Blanket CRFL decal mounted on an exterior surface of the vessel so as to be visible when viewed from the port side while engaged in for-hire recreational fishing.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113-134; 113-174.3; 143B-289.52;

Eff. July 1, 2008.