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Releases- August 29, 2019

Commercial harvest of spanish mackerel will close at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in state and federal waters. The fishery is closing because the regional commercial quota has been met. The National Marine Fisheries Service projects that commercial landings have reached the 662,670-pound quota for the Atlantic Migratory Group Spanish Mackerel Northern Zone, which runs […]

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Releases- August 15, 2019

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet Aug. 21-23 at the Doubletree by Hilton University Brownstone, 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 21, at 9:00 a.m. on Aug. 22, and at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 23. Public comment periods will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 21 […]

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Releases- August 1, 2019

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is continuing efforts to make its annual stock overview both easier to navigate and more informative for the public. In this year’s overview, the division no longer includes a one-page summary on each species, but alternatively links directly to the more thorough report for each species in the annual […]

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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 […]

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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 […]