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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 […]

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Releases – June 22, 2017

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is asking anglers to make sure they know how to distinguish between king mackerel and spanish mackerel before keeping one of the fish. Confusing these two fish is problematic because the size limit on king mackerel is twice the length of the size limit for spanish mackerel, and the […]

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Releases – June 8, 2017

Coastal recreational fishermen hooked fewer fish in 2016 than they did in 2015. Anglers brought an estimated 8.5 million fish to the docks in 2016, a decrease of 18 percent from 2015. The estimated weight of these landings inched up, increasing by 2 percent to 12.2 million pounds. Anglers also released 1.5 percent more fish […]