Provisional pot areas delineated

Published 5:19 pm Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation PT-2-2022 describes areas open to crab, eel, fish and shrimp pots in the provisional pot areas of the Pamlico Sound and Pamlico, Bay and Neuse rivers not being utilized by long haul operations.

The proclamation is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 and expires at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.

The areas where pots may be set are described as:

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Hyde County: Wysocking Bay, Lone Tree Creek; Wysocking Bay, Mt. Pleasant Bay; Juniper Bay; Swanquarter Bay; Deep Cove; Rose Bay; and Spencer Bay.

Pamlico River: Lee Creek; Huddy Gut; Indian Island; and Old Field Point, Goose Creek.

Pamlico County Bays: Big Porpoise Bay; Middle Bay; Jones Bay; and Bay Point.

Bay River: Rockhole Bay; Hogpen Creek; and Fisherman Bay.

Neuse River: Swan Creek; Gum Thicket Shoal; Orchard Creek; and Pine Cliff Recreation Area.

The proclamation is accompanied by detailed maps and by applicable North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission rules.