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Releases – August 16, 2018

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s South Atlantic State/Federal Fisheries Management Board approved for public comment the Public Information Document (PID) for Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia (Atlantic cobia). As the first step in the amendment process, the document seeks input from stakeholders and those […]

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Releases – August 2, 2018

North Carolina will officially join a national effort that demonstrates the social, economic, and environmental importance of shellfish at a public event at the North Carolina State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) on Aug. 2 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Michael Regan, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), […]

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Releases – July 19, 2018

Skippers with boats, gear, and bait are needed to take active duty troops fishing for the annual MAD event to be held in Southport on September 7-8, 2018. MAD is a 100% volunteer and donor funded event for troops and their families who come in from all over the state. While the troops are out […]

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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, […]