15A NCAC 03O .0303      RECREATIONAL COMMERCIAL GEAR LICENSE POSSESSION LIMITS

(a)  It is unlawful to possess more than a single recreational possession limit when only one person aboard a vessel possesses a valid Recreational Commercial Gear License and recreational commercial fishing equipment as defined in 15A NCAC 03O .0302(a) is used, regardless of the number of persons on board.

(b)  It is unlawful to possess individual recreational possession limits in excess of the number of individuals aboard a vessel holding valid Recreational Commercial Gear Licences except as provided in Paragraph (f) of this Rule.

(c)  It is unlawful for any person who holds both a Recreational Commercial Gear License and a Standard or Retired Standard Commercial Fishing License and who is in possession of identified recreational commercial fishing equipment as defined in 15A NCAC 03O .0302(a), to exceed the single recreational possession limit.

(d)  It is unlawful for persons aboard a vessel collectively holding only one Recreational Commercial Gear License and any Standard Commercial Fishing License or Retired Standard Commercial Fishing License and who are in possession of any identified recreational commercial fishing equipment as defined in 15A NCAC 03O .0302(a), to exceed one recreational possession limit.

(e)  It is unlawful to possess more than 48 quarts, heads on, or 30 quarts, heads off, of shrimp when only one person aboard a vessel possesses a valid Recreational Commercial Gear License and recreational commercial fishing equipment as defined in 15A NCAC 03O .0302(a) is used.

(f)  It is unlawful to possess more than 96 quarts, heads on or 60 quarts, heads off, of shrimp if more than one person aboard a vessel possesses a valid Recreational Commercial Gear License and recreational commercial fishing equipment as defined in 15A NCAC 03O .0302(a) is used.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113-170.4; 113-173; 143B-289.52;

Temporary Adoption Eff. August 9, 1994, for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Eff. February 1, 1995;

Temporary Amendment Eff. June 7, 1998;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1999;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2006; August 1, 2000.