15A NCAC 03R .0106 TRAWL NETS PROHIBITED

The trawl net prohibited areas referenced in 15A NCAC 03J .0104 (b)(4) are delineated in the following coastal water areas:

(1) In Pamlico, Core and Back sounds - within the area described by a line beginning at a point 35 43.7457' N ‑ 75 30.7014' W on the south shore of Eagles Nest Bay on Pea Island; running westerly to a point 35 42.9500' N ‑ 75 34.1500' W; running southerly to a point 35 39.3500' N 75 34.4000' W; running southeasterly to a point 35 35.8931' N ‑ 75 31.1514' W in Chicamacomico Channel near Beacon "ICC"; running southerly to a point 35 28.5610' N ‑ 75 31.5825' W on Gull Island; running southwesterly to a point 35 22.8671' N ‑ 75 33.5851' W in Avon Channel near Beacon "1"; running southwesterly to a point 35 18.9603' N ‑ 75 36.0817' W in Cape Channel near Beacon "2"; running westerly to a point 35 16.7588' N ‑ 75 44.2554' W in Rollinson Channel near Beacon "42RC"; running southwesterly to a point 35 14.0337' N ‑ 75 45.9643' W southwest of Oliver Reef near the quick-flashing beacon; running westerly to a point 35 09.3650' N 76 00.6377' W in Big Foot Slough Channel near Beacon "14BF"; running southwesterly to a point 35 08.4523' N 76 02.6651'W in Nine Foot Shoal Channel near Beacon "9"; running westerly to a point 35 07.1000' N 76 06.9000' W; running southwesterly to a point 35 01.4985' N 76 11.4353' W near Beacon "HL"; running southwesterly to a point 35 00.2728' N ‑ 76 12.1903' W near Beacon "2CS"; running southerly to a point 34 59.5027' N 76 12.3204' W in Wainwright Channel immediately east of the northern tip of Wainwright Island; running easterly to a point 34 58.6760'N 76 12.4164'W; running southerly to a point 3456.6697'N 76 13.6052'W near Marker "15"; running southwesterly to a point 34 54.1584'N 76 16.9016'W; running southwesterly to a point 34 52.1484'N 76 19.2607'W; running southwesterly to a point 34 51.0617'N 76 21.0449'W; running southwesterly to a point 34 48.3137' N - 76 24.3717' W; running southwesterly to a point 34 46.3739' N 76 26.1526' W; running southwesterly to a point 34 44.5795' N 76 27.5136' W; running southwesterly to a point 34 43.4895' N 76 28.9411' W near Beacon "37A"; running southwesterly to a point 34 40.4500' N 76 30.6833' W; running westerly to a point 34 40.7061' N 76 31.5893' W near Beacon "35" in Back Sound; running westerly to a point 34 41.3178' N - 76 33.8092' W near Buoy "3"; running southwesterly to a point 34 39.6601' N 76 34.4078' W on Shackleford Banks; running easterly and northeasterly along the shoreline and across Barden Inlet following the COLREGS Demarcation line; then running northerly along the shoreline across the inlets following the COLREGS Demarcation line up the Outer Banks to Eagles Nest Bay at the point of beginning.

(2) In Northern Pamlico Sound, Stumpy Point Bay - north of a line beginning at a point 35 40.9719' N ‑ 75 44.4213' W on Drain Point; running westerly to a point 35 40.6550' N ‑ 75 45.6869' W on Kazer Point;

(3) In the Pamlico River area, lower Goose Creek - south of a line beginning at a point 35 18.2676' N ‑ 76 37.4706' W on the north shore of Snode Creek; running easterly to a point 35 18.1660' N ‑ 76 36.9095' W on Store Point;

(4) In the Bay River Area:

(a) In Dump Creek - north of a line beginning at a point 35 11.6666' N ‑ 76 33.4207' W on the west shore; running southeasterly to a point 35 11.3926' N ‑ 76 32.8993' W on the east shore;

(b) In Rockhole Bay - north of a line beginning at a point 35 11.3926' N ‑ 76 32.8993' W on the west shore; running southeasterly to a point 35 11.1321' N ‑ 76 32.1360' W on the east shore;

(c) In Vandemere Creek - north of a line beginning at a point 35 11.2681' N ‑ 76 39.5220' W on the west shore; running southerly to a point 35 11.0879' N ‑ 76 39.3200' W on the east shore;

(d) In Cedar Creek - west of a line beginning at a point 35 11.2681' N ‑ 76 39.5220' W on the north shore; running southwesterly to a point 35 11.1033' N ‑ 76 39.7321' W on the south shore of an unnamed tributary;

(e) In Chapel Creek - north of a line beginning at a point 35 08.6768' N ‑ 76 42.7985' W on the west shore; running easterly to a point 35 08.7677' N ‑ 76 42.3604' W on the east shore;

(f) In Upper Bay River - west of a line beginning at a point 35 08.6704' N ‑ 76 43.0836' W on the north shore; running southwesterly to a point 35 08.4590' N ‑ 76 43.1930' W on the south shore;

(5) In the Neuse River Area, Pierce Creek - west of a line beginning at a point 35 02.4336' N ‑ 76 39.7653' W on the north shore; running southerly to a point 35 02.3767' N ‑ 76 39.7876' W on the south shore;

(6) In Cape Lookout Bight, all of Cape Lookout Bight - southwest of the COLREGS Demarcation line at Barden Inlet to the northeastern most point of Power Squadron Spit; running northeasterly to a point 34 38.6150' N 76 32.7434' W on Shackleford Banks;

(7) Newport River - all waters upstream of a line beginning at a point 34 45.6960'N 76 43.5180' W near Penn Point; running northeasterly to a point 34 46.5733' N 76 42.6350' W at Hardesty Farms subdivision;

(8) White Oak River - all waters upstream of a line beginning at a point on the west side of the river 34 43.3425' N 77 07.2209' W; running northerly to a point 34 43.6445'N 77 07.3177' W in the river above Cahoon's Slough; running easterly to a point 34 43.5588' N 77 06.6206' W at Hancock Point;

(9) Intracoastal Waterway - all waters in the maintained channel from a point near Marker #105 34 18.8167' N 77 42.8833' W running southerly to a point at the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge 34 12.9500' N 77 47.9833' W;

(10) Cape Fear River - all waters bounded by a line beginning at a point near Fort Fisher 33 57.5333' N 77 56.9333' W running southwesterly along The Rocks to a point 33 55.1833' N 77 58.0833' W running southeasterly and southerly along the shorelines of Second and Buzzard's Bays to a point 33 53.0333' N 57.9333' W running northeastly and northwestly along the barrier island shorelines of Buzzard's Bay, Second Bay and The Basin back to the point of origin;

(11) Cape Creek - all waters upstream of a line beginning at a point on the north shore 33 53.6167' N 77 59.3333' W running southwesterly to a point on the south shore 33 53.3667' N 77 59.4667' W; and

(12) Bald Head Creek - all waters upstream of a line beginning at a point on the west shore 33 52.8667' N 77 59.8000' W running easterly to a point on the east shore 33 52.8667' N 77 59.7167' W.

 

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

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1994;

Recodified from 15A NCAC 3R .0006 Eff. December 17, 1996;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2006; August 1, 2004; April 1, 1997;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.