Fish Post

Releases June 17, 2010

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is accepting applications for proposals for the 2011 funding cycle from the N.C. Marine Resources Fund. The fund, which receives proceeds from the sale of Coastal Recreational Fishing Licenses, provides grants for projects that help manage, protect, restore, develop, cultivate, and enhance the state’s marine resources. Only universities, North […]

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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 […]