If a person is granted a relaying permit by the Division and the Division of Marine Fisheries, shellfish may be removed from certain designated prohibited areas for conditioning and purification prior to marketing and marketed after relaying in a large body of clean water, but only under the following conditions:

(1) Application for relaying must be received by the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries and the Division 15 days prior to relaying.

(2) Removal and relaying shall be under the supervision of the Division and the Division of Marine Fisheries.

(3) Shellfish relayed from a prohibited area to a designated area of approved water shall remain down for a period of not less than fourteen days when the water in which shellfish are relayed has a temperature above 50F (10C). When the water temperature is below 50F (10C), shellfish shall not be relayed.


History Note: Authority G.S. 130A‑230;

Eff. February 1, 1987;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990.