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News Release Archives - April 2015


Release: Immediate
Date: April 30, 2015
Contact: Patricia Smith
Phone: 252-726-7021

Recreational black sea bass season reopens
May 15 North of Cape Hatteras

MOREHEAD CITY — The recreational black sea bass fishing season will open May 15 in both federal and North Carolina waters north of Cape Hatteras.

During the open season, the minimum size limit will be 12.5 inches, and the bag limit will be 15 fish per person, per day.

The season will close Sept. 21, and will reopen again from Oct. 22 through Dec. 31.

The recreational black sea bass regulations north of Cape Hatteras comply with the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Plan.

The recreational black sea bass fishery south of Cape Hatteras is managed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. South of Cape Hatteras, the minimum size limit is 13 inches and the bag limit is five fish per person per day. The recreational black sea bass season begins April 1 each year and closes when the quota is met. The 2015-2016 season is open.

For more specific regulations on black sea bass, see Proclamation FF-24-2015 for North of Cape Hatteras or Proclamation FF-17-2015 for South of Cape Hatteras at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/proclamations.

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Release: Immediate
Date: April 27, 2015
Contact: Patricia Smith
Phone: 252-726-7021

Division of Marine Fisheries temporarily closes Washington license office
on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

MOREHEAD CITY — Beginning May 1 until further notice, the Division of Marine Fisheries License Office in Washington will be closed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The office in the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office at 943 Washington Square Mall, U.S. 17, Washington, will be open only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The division is temporarily shortening the license office hours because a license clerk is retiring, and a replacement has not yet been hired. The division will make an announcement later when the office returns to full-time hours.

Other division license offices in Manteo, Elizabeth City, Wilmington and Morehead City will remain open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

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N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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