(a)  Within 30 days after transfer of ownership of all or any portion of interest in a shellfish lease or franchise, the new owner shall notify the Division, and provide the number of the lease or franchise and the county in which it is located.  Such notification shall be accompanied by a management plan prepared by the new owner in accordance with 15A NCAC 03O .0202(b).

(b)  If the new owner obtains a portion of an existing shellfish bottom lease or franchise, it shall not contain less than one-half acre and the required notification to the Division shall be accompanied by a survey prepared in accordance with the standards in 15A NCAC 03O .0203(d).

(c)  Within six months after transfer of ownership, the new owner shall complete shellfish cultivation lease training as specified in 15A NCAC 03O .0202(d).

(d)  Water column leases are not transferrable except when the Secretary approves such transfer in accordance with G.S. 113‑202.1(f) and G.S. 113‑202.2(f).

(e)  In the event the transferee involved in a lease is a nonresident, the Secretary must initiate termination proceedings.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑182; 113‑201; 113‑202; 113‑202.1; 113‑202.2; 113‑205; 143B‑289.52;

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2011; March 1, 1994; September 1, 1991.