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Releases – August 31, 2017

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission wants to adopt temporary management measures for estuarine striped bass in most of the central and southern coastal areas of the state. Last week, the commission voted to ask the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality secretary to authorize it to develop a supplement to the Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management […]

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Releases – August 17, 2017

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule to change the following management measures for Atlantic Cobia (Georgia through New York): (1) increase the recreational minimum size limit; (2) reduce the recreational bag limit; (3) establish a recreational vessel limit; (4) establish a commercial trip limit; and (5) modify the recreational accountability measure. The management measures will […]

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Releases – August 3, 2017

Breece Gahl reeled in a 47 lb., 6 oz. North Carolina state record gag grouper on May 20 while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean 30 miles off Wrightsville Beach. The fish measured 48 inches total length (from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail) and had a girth of 26 inches. […]

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Releases – July 20, 2017

The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has changed its annual Stock Status Overview Report to make it more user friendly and better correspond to stock status determinations at the federal and interstate management levels. A new webpage design separates state-managed species from those cooperatively managed through a federal or interstate entity. The Division of […]

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Releases – July 6, 2017

The Onslow Bay Artificial Reef Association has announced a Southern Flounder Stock Enhancement Workshop on July 12. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission has achieved tremendous stock enhancement success with striped bass and white shad, along with many other fresh water species produced for stocking in large numbers. With the global technology of growing southern flounder […]