HOUSE BILL 1529
AN ACT TO PERMIT THE TAKING OF CATFISH AND EELS IN TRAPS FROM 258 BRIDGE TO OCCONEECHEE GUT IN NORTHAMPTON COUNTY.
Whereas, catfish and eels are bottom feeders; and
Whereas, bass lay eggs on the bottom and catfish and eels will not eat bass eggs; and
Whereas, striped bass will not enter a catfish or eel pot; Now, therefore,
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. It is lawful to take catfish and eels in traps including baskets, fish pots, eel pots, automobile tires and others, with a special device fishing license, from 258 Bridge to Occoneechee Gut in Northampton County, except during the months of February through June.
Sec. 2. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 22nd day of June, 1982.