Press Releases

 Fish Post

Releases- November 14, 2019

After their popular introductory fisheries science course, North Carolina Sea Grant’s fisheries extension specialists Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio are launching a companion class that provides an overview of the process of North Carolina’s marine fisheries management. Confirmed speakers include Steve Murphey, director of N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries. Registration opened late October for the […]

 Fish Post

Releases- October 24, 2019

Implementation of the management strategies adopted in Amendment 2 was deemed critical to successful rebuilding of the southern flounder stock. To ensure that harvest reductions are not delayed while more comprehensive strategies are developed for Amendment 3, management actions are needed for the 2019 calendar year. The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission’s selected management strategy included […]

 Fish Post

Releases- October 10, 2019

The Division of Marine Fisheries has heard from many fishermen with questions about the management measures adopted in the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2. Here are the answers to those most frequently asked. What reductions in southern flounder harvest were approved by the Marine Fisheries Commission? The Marine Fisheries Commission adopted the Southern […]

 Fish Post

Releases- September 26, 2019

Operation North State (ONS) and its numerous and generous supporters and volunteers are calling on North Carolina’s people, places, products, and pride (especially in the Oak Island/Southport community) to help support the upcoming 6th Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival. The festival will be held Friday, October 4 (rain or shine), on Ocean Crest Pier in Oak […]

 Fish Post

Releases- September 12, 2019

The recreational and commercial southern flounder seasons closed Sept. 4 in North Carolina waters. The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission made the decision at its meeting, adopting the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 as proposed by the Division of Marine Fisheries. The commission did give the director of the Division of Marine Fisheries flexibility […]

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