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Releases – March 21, 2019

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted March 13 to overrule the director of the Division of Marine Fisheries and prohibit gill nets upstream of the ferry lines in two river systems. The commission passed a motion directing Division of Marine Fisheries Director Steve Murphey to implement the year-round closure by proclamation upstream of the Bayview/Aurora […]

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Releases – December 13, 2018

Fishermen, for-hire boat captains, and others associated with North Carolina’s marine fishery may get a phone call from federal or state authorities asking about impacts from Hurricane Florence. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA-Fisheries) is working with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries to evaluate fisheries damages from the storm. The survey is in response […]

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Releases – November 15, 2018

The commercial harvest of Atlantic migratory group spanish mackerel northern zone in federal waters will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on November 4, 2018, and will re-open on March 1, 2019. The northern zone for Atlantic migratory group spanish mackerel includes federal waters from North Carolina through New York. During the commercial closure, harvest […]

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Releases – October 25, 2018

The Standard Commercial Fishing License Eligibility Board to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will meet at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 30 at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Washington Regional Office, 943 Washington Square Mall, Highway 17, Washington. The board will consider applications deemed complete and that were submitted by Sept. 10. The board meets […]

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Releases – September 13, 2018

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen and scientists to advise it on various fisheries issues. Two regional advisory committees—Northern and Southern—and three standing advisory committees—Finfish, Habitat and Water Quality, and Shellfish/Crustacean—review matters referred to them by the commission, such as draft fishery management plans, and recommend management strategies. Committees […]

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