Thursday, March 5, 2015

North Carolina For Hire Logbook Requirement Delayed

At its February meeting, the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission voted to delay voting on a proposed rule regarding a for-hire logbook requirement until the August meeting in order to get more stakeholder input before the decision.

The delay came after a large group of people from the for-hire industry at the meeting expressed concerns about the for-hire logbook requirement.

The proposed rule would implement a recent change in state law and require charter and guide captains to submit a logbook detailing their for-hire fishing activity for the previous week.

If implemented, for-hire logbook information would go to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) for management purposes.

source: North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission

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