Press Releases

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Releases – July 5, 2018

Three advisory committees to the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will hold separate meetings in July to discuss whether concerns with the striped mullet stock warrant management changes in the fishery. The committees’ recommendations, along with that of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, will be presented to the Marine Fisheries Commission at its August 15-16 […]

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Releases – June 21, 2018

The spotted seatrout fishing season will reopen in North Carolina waters Friday, June 15. The recreational bag limit will be four-fish per person per day, and the minimum size limit will be 14 inches total length. All undersized or over the daily harvest limit fish caught must be immediately returned to the waters where taken, […]

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Releases – June 7, 2018

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries recently changed the way it conducts peer reviews of its stock assessments. The division now facilitates the peer review using in-person workshops. The peer reviewers and stock assessment scientists meet for several days to thoroughly review an assessment. This in-person peer review workshop is the process used by regional […]

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Releases – May 24, 2018

Beginning next summer, new gear configurations will be required in shrimp trawls used in some waters of the state. The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted to require fishermen to use one of four gear combinations identified by a recent collaborative study that achieve at least 40 percent finfish bycatch. The new gear configurations will be […]

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Releases – May 10, 2018

The development of Amendment 2 to the N.C. Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan is underway and began with development of a regional stock assessment in late 2017. The Division of Marine Fisheries and state fisheries biologists from South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, along with university scientists, worked together to review each state’s southern flounder data […]