15A NCAC 10C .0103      COASTAL FISHING WATERS

Coastal fishing waters are the Atlantic Ocean, the various coastal sounds, and estuarine waters up to the dividing line between coastal fishing waters and inland fishing waters agreed upon by the Marine Fisheries Commission and the Wildlife Resources Commission.  All waters which are tributary to coastal fishing waters and which are not otherwise designated by agreement between the Marine Fisheries Commission and the Wildlife Resources Commission are coastal fishing waters.  The regulations and licensing of fishing in coastal fishing waters is under the jurisdiction of the Marine Fisheries Commission; except that inland game fish (exclusive of spotted sea trout, red drum, flounder, white perch, yellow perch, weakfish, and striped bass) are subject to regulations by the Wildlife Resources Commission in coastal fishing waters.  Regulations and laws administered by the Marine Fisheries Commission regarding fishing in coastal waters are enforced by marine fisheries inspectors.  Regulations regarding inland game fish in coastal waters are enforced by wildlife protectors unless otherwise agreed to by the Wildlife Resources Commission.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑129; 113‑132; 113‑134; 113‑292;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1991; January 1, 1977.