RE: BLACK SEA BASS – RECREATIONAL – ATLANTIC OCEAN

RE: BLACK SEA BASS – RECREATIONAL – ATLANTIC OCEAN

Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M., Monday, October 5, 2009 the following restrictions will apply to the recreational black sea bass fishery north of Cape Hatteras (35° 15’N Latitude):

I. SEASON CLOSURE

A. The recreational fishing season for black sea bass is CLOSED in all coastal fishing waters north of Cape Hatteras (35° 15’N Latitude).

B. It is unlawful to possess black sea bass for recreational purposes during the season closure.

II. GENERAL INFORMATION

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52; and N.C. Marine Fisheries Rules 15A NCAC 3H .0103 and 3M.0512.

B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 3H .0103.

C. This action is necessary because the 2009 recreational harvest limit established for black sea bass has been exceeded. The intent of this proclamation is to allow North Carolina to comply with the requirements of the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council/Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fisheries Management Plan (FMP).

D. This closure is for six months and will reopen by proclamation.

RE: BLACK SEA BASS – RECREATIONAL – ATLANTIC OCEAN

Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01 A.M., Monday, October 5, 2009 the following restrictions will apply to the recreational black sea bass fishery north of Cape Hatteras (35° 15’N Latitude):

I. SEASON CLOSURE

A. The recreational fishing season for black sea bass is CLOSED in all coastal fishing waters north of Cape Hatteras (35° 15’N Latitude).

B. It is unlawful to possess black sea bass for recreational purposes during the season closure.

II. GENERAL INFORMATION

A. This proclamation is issued under the authority of N.C.G.S. 113-170.4; 113-170.5; 113-182; 113-221.1; 143B-289.52; and N.C. Marine Fisheries Rules 15A NCAC 3H .0103 and 3M.0512.

B. It is unlawful to violate the provisions of any proclamation issued by the Director under his delegated authority pursuant to N.C. Fisheries Rule 15A NCAC 3H .0103.

C. This action is necessary because the 2009 recreational harvest limit established for black sea bass has been exceeded. The intent of this proclamation is to allow North Carolina to comply with the requirements of the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council/Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fisheries Management Plan (FMP).

D. This closure is for six months and will reopen by proclamation.

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