Bill Summaries: H853 (2017-2018 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 13 2017 - View summary

    Includes whereas clauses.

    Amends GS 113-183 by adding that striped bass taken in the striped bass Central Southern Management Area (CSMA) must not be possessed unless taken with hook and line. Prohibits striped bass taken in the CSMA from being (1) bought, sold, bartered, or exchanged or (2) possessed or transported for the purpose of purchase, sale, barter, exchange, or shipment in commerce within the state or for export from the state, with listed limited exceptions for striped bass taken lawfully by legal commercial methods in areas of open commercial season outside the CSMA, restaurants within the CSMA, and striped bass raised in fish hatcheries.

    Effective October 1, 2017, and expires upon completion and implementation of the revision to the Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan scheduled to begin in 2018. Requires the Division of Marine Fisheries to notify the Codifier of Statutes of the effective date of the Plan upon its adoption.