The Division of Marine Fisheries is dedicated to ensuring sustainable marine and estuarine fisheries and habitats for the benefit and health of the people of North Carolina.
Mobile-Device-Friendly DMF Webpages
Artificial Reef Program
Public Meeting Notices
Fish Identification"What's this fish I caught?"
Bycatch Reduction Devices
Purchase Commemorative Prints (Red drum art by N.C. artist Duane Raver)
Caught a Tagged Fish?
Statistics, Reports, Bulletins and Summaries
Red Drum Circle Hook Rig
Proclamations (regulatory changes)
Many documents on this site are in PDF format. Download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view and print these documents.
Hot Topics Recreational Size and Creel Limits Recreational Fishing ReportsAmendment to NCWF Petition for RulemakingNCWF Petition for Rulemaking2016 License-Statistics Annual ReportEdenton Bay Algal Bloom Information Crab Pot Escape Ring Requirements Striped Bass Stocking Program Ready N.C. (Emergency Mgmt.) Stock Status Report 2016 Be an Ethical Angler Report a Fish Kill Bluefin Tuna Permits and Limits News Releases
Striped Bass Fishing Information and Regulations:
Maps and Charts Anadromous Fish Spawning Areas Cultch Planting Maps 1981-2010 Oyster Sanctuary Program Maps Rule maps, proclamation maps, COLREGs Shellfish Closure Maps by County Gillnet Management Measures (Sea turtle habitat areas) NOAA Nautical Charts
(If you would like us to respond please include your phone or e-mail.)
*If you are a DENR employee with an I.T. issue, please submit a DOTS ticket.