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Marine Fisheries - 2003 RCGL Landings Stats

Marine Fisheries

2003 Recreational Commercial Gear Landings

SPECIES

NUMBER
POUNDS

American shad

9,382 32,158

Atlantic menhaden

7,432 3,526

Atlantic croaker

19,548 12,136

Black drum

2,224 3,821

Bluefish

11,573 15,156

Catfishes

1,430 4,998

Flounders

41,301 80,509

Hickory shad

8,641 13,159

Pigfish

349 226

Red drum

1,167 4,582

River herring

47,410 29,415

Sharks and rays

204 572

Sheepshead

298 1,123

Spanish mackerel

1,445 2,185

Spot

418,992 255,060

Spotted seatrout

6,347 11,592

Striped bass

2,083 10,199

Striped mullet

28,757 24,774

Weakfish

220 576

White perch

70,929 34,950

Finfish (misc.) 1

2,925 6,041

Total Finfish

687,539 555,541

Shellfish

Blue crab

354,425 157,942

Shrimp

1,266,673 50,961

Shellfish (misc) 2

2,759 455

Total Shellfish

1,623,858 209,357

Grand Total

2,311,397 764,898

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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