Bill Summary for H 513 (2021-2022)

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Apr 9 2021

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House Bill 513 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 8, 2021
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A REFERENDUM TO LIMIT INDISCRIMINATE NET FISHING IN THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE STATE.
Intro. by Richardson.

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Subject to the approval of voters at the general election in November 2022, enacts new GS 113-192 to make it unlawful to use either a gill net or other entangling net in coastal fishing waters for the purpose of catching or taking any saltwater finfish, shellfish, or other marine animals. Also prohibits any other type of net containing more than 500 square feet of mesh area from being used in coastal fishing waters. Provides that no more than two nets which must not be connected can be used from any vessel, and no person not on a vessel can use more than one net in coastal fishing waters. 

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