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Releases – March 22, 2018

Anglers who fish on artificial reefs and oyster sanctuaries in the rivers and sounds will notice some changes to the buoys this spring. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program and Oyster Sanctuary Program is replacing the buoys used to mark reef sites in estuarine waters. The new buoys are white, 13 inches […]

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Releases – December 14, 2017

North Carolina will put forward a three-year plan for recreational vessel limits for cobia that does not include a closed season. The Marine Fisheries Commission voted last week to propose management measures for 2018-2020 to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission as follows: (1) One fish per person, not to exceed four fish per vessel, […]

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Releases – November 16, 2017

The Mandie Phillips Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education at Appalachian State University, announced today that applications are open for its 2018 scholarship programs. With the goal of awarding $15,000 in undergraduate in 2018 to three deserving students, the […]

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Releases – October 26, 2017

The 39th annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament was held October 5-7 at the Southport Marina. It attracted 471 boats with over 1,400 anglers competing for more than $272,000 in cash and prizes. Top honors for their 49.75 lb. king mackerel went to Capt. March Treurniet and Nick Evans, from Southport, NC, aboard “Keep It […]

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Releases – October 12, 2017

Anglers who fish in Brunswick County waters will find improvements at one of the offshore fishing sites this fall. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program, in partnership with the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association, recently sank a barge and more than 1,600 tons of concrete pipe on Artificial Reef-430. The new material […]