Press Releases

 Fish Post

Releases- July 18, 2019

Fish tagging programs have become an important tool in the management and assessment of fish populations. When conducted properly, tagging can provide a wealth of information about movement patterns, habitats, and mortality rates. These insights are essential for allowing fisheries biologists to assess management strategies and to set catch limits or develop other species protection […]

 Fish Post

Releases- July 4, 2019

If you enjoy fishing for deep water species like snapper and grouper, then you are surely aware of a condition known as barotrauma. Barotrauma is caused by the expanding of gases in fish that dwell in deeper waters when they are brought to the surface, which results in the bulging eyes, stomach protruding from the […]

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Releases- June 20, 2019

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is moving toward implementing commercial and recreational flounder seasons to end overfishing and rebuild the overfished southern flounder stock. The commission voted last week to accept the recommendations of the Division of Marine Fisheries in their entirety as its preferred management options for Draft Amendment 2 to the Southern Flounder […]

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Releases – June 6, 2019

The North Carolina Division of Water Resources is currently investigating the numerous dead or dying fish found recently in the lower portion of the Neuse River, the state Department of Environmental Quality recently announced. Staff observed the numerous dead or dying menhaden with 3- to 5-inch-long severe lesions during the past several days in the […]

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Releases – May 23, 2019

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s South Atlantic State/Federal Fisheries Management Board approved Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia (Atlantic cobia) for public comment. Atlantic coastal states from Virginia through South Carolina have scheduled their hearings to gather public input on Draft Amendment 1. Fishermen and […]

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