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Releases – April 26, 2018

The recreational cobia season begins May 1, and the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding anglers that the regulations have changed. The recreational cobia season will run May 1 to Dec. 31 with a minimum size limit of 36 inches fork length (tip of the snout to the fork in the tail) and a […]

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Releases – April 12, 2018

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record bluefin tuna. Retired Army General Scott Chambers of Townsend, DE, reeled in the 877-pound fish on March 17 after fighting with the fish for 2.5 hours off Oregon Inlet. It measured 113 inches curved fork length (tracing the contour of the body from […]

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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 […]