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Marine Fisheries - 2002 RCGL Landings Stats

Marine Fisheries

2002 Recreational Commercial Gear Landings

SPECIES

NUMBER
POUNDS

American shad

4,313 13,699

Atlantic menhaden

59,957 29,238

Atlantic croaker

50,132 36,392

Black drum

8,970 16,101

Bluefish

23,125 29,849

Catfishes

2,893 7,619

Flounders

53,785 100,514

Hickory shad

21,500 43,235

Pigfish

4,724 2,513

Red drum

3,047 9,922

River herring

44,072 22,797

Sharks and rays

1,433 4,025

Sheepshead

1,289 3,613

Spanish mackerel

2,508 3,987

Spot

574,725 339,704

Spotted seatrout

13,718 21,876

Striped bass

1,958 9,078

Striped mullet

66,305 64,213

Weakfish

1,068 1,651

White perch

25,256 13,617

Finfish (misc.) 1

20,649 21,068

Total Finfish

985,427 794,711

Shellfish

Blue crab

346,550 134,171

Shrimp

2,620,505 101,766

Shellfish (misc) 2

4,944 247

Total Shellfish

2,971,999 236,185

Grand Total

3,957,425 1,030,897

1- Finfish (miscellaneous) includes: American eel, bowfin, butterfish, cobia, gar, gizzard shad, grunt, killifishes, minnow, mullets, oyster toad, pinfish, puffer (blow toad), sea bass, sea mullet (whiting), and sunfish

2 - shellfish (misc.) includes: Conchs, oysters, hard clams, mussels, horseshoe crab, and stone crab.

NOTE: The number and pounds of finfish and shellfish listed represent estimated harvested and discarded. Recreational estimates presented are only from Recreational Commercial Gear License holders and do not include hook-and-line angling or commercial fishing activities.
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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