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Releases June 10, 2010

American Sportfishing Association has submitted comments on the National Park Service’s (NPS) Draft Cape Hatteras National Seashore Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) stressing the industry’s serious concerns with the NPS preferred alternative which is the most restrictive management option to date. The statement evaluates the impacts of several alternatives for regulations and procedures […]

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Releases June 3, 2010

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is seeking public input on a proposed 30-acre coastal artificial reef in New River near Town Point. River Works at Sturgeon City has proposed and been awarded funding to create an artificial reef in New River.  Working in conjunction with the division’s Artificial Reef Program, River Works proposes using […]

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Releases May 27, 2010

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission recently revised regulations to address interactions with sea turtles in the state’s gill net fishery and settle the recent lawsuit filed in federal court. The regulations have taken effect and apply year-round to all gill nets between 4-inches and 6 ½-inches stretched mesh that are fished as set nets in […]

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Releases May 13, 2010

There are changes in the 2010 Swansboro Rotary Tournament, a thirty-year tradition held each year on Memorial Day weekend. The tournament committee has decided to split the tournament into a blue water tournament in May on Memorial Day weekend, and a separate king mackerel tournament will be held in October. The king mackerel tournament will […]

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Releases April 29, 2010

Outdoorsmen were out in force at the nation’s capital last week as two events in Washington, DC, were dedicated to how this country manages its wild and natural resources. As President Obama hosted the White House Conference on America’s Great Outdoors on April 16, NOAA Fisheries was hosting the Saltwater Recreational Fishing Summit on April […]