Pursuant to a cooperative agreement entered into on the fifth day of February, 1979, by the Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, the Marine Fisheries Commission, and the Wildlife Resources Commission, the Wildlife Resources Commission will exercise regulatory jurisdiction over any species of sea turtles, and their eggs and nests, consistent with designation of such species as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  As provided by said agreement, the law enforcement officers of both the Marine Fisheries Commission and the Wildlife Resources Commission have jurisdiction to enforce any state laws and regulations, including those contained in 15A NCAC 10I, relating to endangered or threatened species of sea turtles and their eggs and nests.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑132; 113‑134; 113‑138; 113‑181; 113‑182; 113‑224; 113‑305;

Eff. April 29, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1990.