Except as indicated in this Rule, every individual participating in the taking of fish through the use of any special device must have the special device fishing license issued to him, personally, in his possession or readily available for inspection.  A bow net or a dip net may be used by an individual other than the licensee with the licensee's permission, but such user must have the license in his possession or readily available for inspection. When using drag seines authorized for taking nongame fishes at beaches on inland fishing waters where there are migratory saltwater fishes (herring or mullet), only the principal owner and operator is required to be licensed.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑275; 113‑276; 113‑276.1; 113‑292;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Temporary Amendment Eff. November 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1999.