15a ncac 03r .0110 CRAB SPAWNING SANCTUARIES

The crab spawning sanctuaries within which the taking of crabs may be restricted or prohibited are described as follows:

(1) In the Oregon Inlet Area. Beginning at a point on the Atlantic Ocean shore of Bodie Island 35 47.7054' N ‑ 75 32.3522' W; running northeasterly to a point in the Atlantic Ocean 35 47.9833' N ‑ 75 31.8500' W; running southerly to a point in the ocean 35 46.3500' N ‑ 75 30.6666' W; running westerly to a point on the Atlantic Ocean shore at 35 46.1037' N ‑ 75 31.2785' W; running northerly along the Atlantic shore of Pea Island to and around South Point and continuing southerly along the shore of Pamlico Sound to a point on the south point of Eagle Nest Bay at 35 43.7085' N ‑ 75 30.8009' W; running westerly to a point in Pamlico Sound at 35 43.7100' N ‑ 75 32.2113' W; running northerly to a point 35 47.3992' N ‑ 75 34.1650' W in Pamlico Sound; running northerly to a point on Bodie Island 35 48.5740' N 75 33.8722' W; running southerly along the shore to and around North Point at Oregon Inlet and then northerly on the Atlantic shore to the point of beginning;

(2) In the Hatteras Inlet Area. Beginning at a point on the Pamlico Sound shoreline of Hatteras Island 35 12.0846' N 75 43.3514' W; running northwesterly to a point in Pamlico Sound 35 13.6361' N 75 45.4451' W; running southwesterly to a point near Outer Green Island 35 11.0794' N 75 48.4440' W; running southeasterly to a point on the Pamlico Sound shore of Ocracoke Island 35 10.7004' N 75 47.9094' W; running northeasterly along the shoreline to a point on the northeastern tip of Ocracoke Island 35 11.2340' N 75 46.3051' W; running southeasterly to a point in the Atlantic Ocean at 35 10.6644' N 75 44.5221' W; running northeasterly to a point on the ocean shoreline of Hatteras Island 35 11.7894' N 75 43.5946' W; running southwesterly around the tip of Hatteras Island to the point of beginning;

(3) In the Ocracoke Inlet Area. Beginning at a point on Ocracoke Island 35 06.2555' N 75 59.3722' W; running westerly through Shellcastle Island to a point in Pamlico Sound 35 05.8599' N 76 04.3639' W; running southerly to a point on Portsmouth Island 35 03.7378' N 76 04.7850' W; running northeasterly along the shore of Pamlico Sound around the western side of Ocracoke Inlet and southwesterly along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean to a point 35 03.0500' N 76 03.0833' W; running southeasterly offshore to a point in the Atlantic Ocean 35 02.6333' N ‑ 76 02.7166' W; running northeasterly to a point in the ocean 35 03.9666' N ‑ 75 59.3000' W; running northwesterly to a point on the Atlantic shore of Ocracoke Island 35 04.7402' N 75 59.7124' W; running southwesterly along the shore around the eastern side of Ocracoke Inlet and northeasterly along the shore to the point of beginning;

(4) In the Drum Inlet Area. Beginning at a point on the Core Sound shore of Core Banks 34 52.81101' N ‑ 76 17.1780' W; running northwesterly to a point in Core Sound 34 53.7347' N ‑ 76 18.0439' W; running southwesterly to a point in Core Sound 34 50.8286' N ‑ 76 21.2515' W; running southeasterly to a point on the Core Sound shore of Core Banks 34 50.1496' N 76 20.3924' W; following the shoreline in a northeasterly direction around the western side of Drum Inlet then along the Atlantic Ocean shoreline to a point on Core Banks 34 50.0049' N ‑ 76 20.3741' W; running southeasterly to a point in the Atlantic Ocean 34 49.4995' N 76 19.8407' W; running northeasterly to a point in the Atlantic Ocean 34 52.2167' N ‑ 76 16.7476' W; running northwesterly to a point on the ocean shore of Core Banks 34 52.6147' N ‑ 76 17.0705' W; running southwesterly toward and around the eastern side of Drum Inlet, then in a northeasterly direction along the Core Sound shore of Core Sound to the point of beginning;

(5) In the Bardens Inlet Area. Beginning at a point on Core Banks near the southern side of Hogpen Bay 34 40.7047' N ‑ 7629.6108' W; running westerly to a point near Marker "35" at 34 40.7071' N ‑ 76 31.5922' W; running southwesterly to a point on Shackleford Banks 34 38.9974' N ‑ 76 32.4858' W; running southeasterly around the eastern end of Shackleford Banks and then northwesterly along the ocean shoreline to a point on shore 34 38.5608' N 76 32.6863' W; running southwesterly through Buoy "4" to Buoy "2" at the end of the Cape Lookout Jetty 34 37.1272' N 76 33.7381' W; running southeasterly to the base of the Cape Lookout Jetty 34 36.7836' N 76 33.1569' W; running northerly to the end of Power Squadron Spit, around Lookout Bight and northerly up Core Banks to the point of beginning.

 

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

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1991;

Recodified from 15A NCAC 03R .0010 Eff. December 17, 1996;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2004.