Enacts new GS 113-192 designating three species of fish as “coastal game fish” and imposing specific requirements on the taking of such fish and transactions related to such fish. Directs the Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) to make mitigation payments to commercial fishermen demonstrating actual financial losses due to this designation. Defines the basis for calculating the amount of the payments (with an upper limit of one million dollars) and allows such payments for three years (2012-14). Authorizes the Commission to adopt rules. Effective July 1, 2011.
Bill H 353 (2011-2012)Summary date: Mar 15 2011 - View summary