section .0500 – primary nursery areas
15A NCAC 10C .0501 SCOPE AND PURPOSE
To establish and protect those fragile inland waters which
support embryonic, larval or juvenile populations of marine or estuarine fish
or crustacean species. These Rules will set forth permanent nursery areas in
inland fishing waters. Nursery areas are necessary for the early growth and
development of virtually all of North Carolina's important marine or estuarine
fish or crustacean species. Nursery areas need to be maintained, as much as
possible, in their natural state, and the fish and crustacean populations
within them must be permitted to develop in a normal manner with as little
interference from man as possible.
History Note: Authority G.S. 113‑132; 113‑134;
Eff. September 1, 1990;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2000.