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Marine Fisheries - 2004 RCGL Landings Stats

Marine Fisheries

2004 Recreational Commercial Gear Landings

SPECIES

NUMBER
POUNDS

Bluefish

10,053 13,573

Carp

20 120

Catfishes

1,841 5,763

Croaker, Atlantic

21,564 13,224

Drum, Black

1,484 3,175

Drum, Red

1,463 6,181

Flounder

44,819 87,484

Mackerel, Spanish

873 2,012

Menhaden, Atlantic

4,308 1,997

Mullet, Striped

34,806 36,022

Pigfish

4,607 2,734

River herring

20,120 9,089

Shad, American

2,578 8,703

Shad, Hickory

7,206 12,372

Sharks and rays

169 434

Sheepshead

308 819

Spots

412,372 252,291

Spotted seatrout

3,767 7,093

Striped bass

1,621 7,770

Weakfish

349 494

White perch

25,610 11,190

Finfish (misc.) 1

9,874 2,346

Total Finfish

609,791 484,764

Shellfish

Blue crab

323,890 112,088

Shrimp

1,164,930 43,604

Shellfish (misc) 2

2,029 248

Total Shellfish

1,490,849 155,940

Grand Total

2,100,640 640,704

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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