Press Releases

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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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Releases – August 30, 2018

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program will begin construction this week on two estuarine artificial reefs. Later this month or in early September, the Artificial Reef Program plans to sink a tugboat in the ocean off Pine Knoll Shores. The estuarine reefs are new reefs that will be constructed using concrete reef […]

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