Ocean and certain internal coastal waters open for pots May 1
Published 10:11 am Tuesday, April 30, 2019
North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation PT-3-2019 describes areas open to crab, eel, fish and shrimp pots in the Atlantic Ocean and Internal Coastal Waters from west and south of the Highway 58 Bridge to the North Carolina/South Carolina state line.
The proclamation is effective at 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, May 1. This proclamation will expire at midnight, Nov. 30 unless superseded by another proclamation.
Pots may be set in these areas:
– The Atlantic Ocean, statewide
– Designated nursery areas in all Internal Coastal Waters west and south of the Highway 58 Bridge at Emerald Isle which are listed in N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03R .0103.
– All Internal Coastal Waters west and south of the Highway 58 Bridge at Emerald Isle which are closed by N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule or Division of Marine Fisheries proclamation to shrimping and/or crab trawling.
– All Shellfish Management Areas which have been designated by proclamation.
Various channels, creeks, bays and rivers in the following counties: Carteret, Onslow, Pender, New Hanover and Brunswick.
For the map pack associated with this proclamation, go to portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/proclamations-current#pots.