S374 - Modify For-Hire License Logbook Requirement (SL 2015-201)
Session Year 2015
Overview: S.L. 2015-201 repeals the requirement that for-hire coastal recreational fishing license holders maintain a logbook of catch and effort statistical data; requires the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (Division) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to conduct a study of the reporting requirement, including forming a stakeholder advisory group; prohibits the Director of the Division (Fisheries Director) from entering into a Joint Enforcement Agreement (JEA) with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS); and requires the Division to conduct a study on the advisability of reenacting authorization for the Division to enter into a JEA with the NMFS, including a 12-month process to seek input from stakeholders.
This act became effective August 5, 2015.