§ 113‑169. Menhaden license for nonresidents not eligible for a SCFL.
A person who is not a North Carolina resident, who is not eligible for a SCFL under this Article, and who only seeks to engage in a commercial fishing operation for the harvest and sale of menhaden is eligible to obtain a menhaden license for nonresidents. The fee for the menhaden license for nonresidents shall be two dollars ($2.00) per ton, gross tonnage, customhouse measurements for the mother ship. The menhaden license for nonresidents shall be required for the mother ship to take, land, or sell menhaden in North Carolina taken by purse seine. No separate endorsement shall be required for a purse boat carrying a purse seine. The application for a menhaden license for nonresidents must state the name of the person in command of the vessel. Upon change in command of a menhaden vessel, the owner must notify the Division within 30 days. A person who works as a member of the crew of a vessel engaged in a commercial fishing operation for the harvest and sale of menhaden under the direction of a person who holds a valid menhaden license for nonresidents is not required to hold a menhaden license for nonresidents or a SCFL. (1997‑400, s. 5.1; 1998‑225, s. 4.16; 2001‑213, s. 2.)