Sarah Gagliardo

Releases – Winter 2016 – 2017

In the coming months, the state marine fisheries agency will remove all remaining buoys from the state’s artificial reefs in the Atlantic Ocean. The buoys, which are used to identify the location of an artificial reef, are not required for safe navigation in the ocean. They are being removed because the state no longer has […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Releases – November 17, 2016

It’s a time-honored tradition on the coast: Thanksgiving dinner with oyster dressing. State environmental officials are encouraging those who partake in this seasonal ritual to take some common sense precautions when buying, storing, and preparing oysters to prevent illnesses caused by environmental bacteria. The same is true for clams. Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus are […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Releases – October 27, 2016

North Carolina will remain open for flounder fishing this fall. The state did not close flounder season on Oct. 16 for the recreational hook-and-line and gig fisheries, as was planned. The recreational flounder season will remain open with the current 15-inch minimum size limit and six-fish bag limit. Flounder season will remain open for the […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Releases – October 13, 2016

The United States Attorney’s Office recently announced that in federal court, Dewey W. Willis, Jr., 39, of Newport, pled guilty to federal charges regarding the illegal harvest and sale of Atlantic striped bass from federal waters off the coast of North Carolina during 2010. In February 2010, a Special Agent with the National Oceanic and […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Releases – September 29, 2016

The state division of marine fisheries is reminding anglers that the recreational cobia season closes in state waters on Friday, Sept. 30. Cobia season in federal waters has been closed since June 20 because recreational fishermen exceeded the annual catch limit in 2015. Under the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s accountability measures, when the annual […]

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