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Marine Fisheries - 2005 RCGL Landings Stats

Marine Fisheries

2005 Recreational Commercial Gear Landings

SPECIES

NUMBER
POUNDS

Bluefish 

10,698 13,431

Catfish

2,312 6,885

Croaker, Atlantic 

15,692 9,544

Drum, Black 

1,374 1,518

Drum, Red 

1,922 8,089

Flounder 

30,926 58,099

Herring, River 

19,244 8,859

Mackerel, Spanish 

1,710 3,152

Menhaden, Atlantic 

4,224 2,749

Mullet, Striped 

35,888 36,314

Perch, White 

10,348 4,751

Pigfish 

4,176 881

Seatrout, Spotted 

6,336 9,752

Shad, American 

3,032 10,185

Shad, Hickory 

2,586 3,628

Sharks and rays 

878 2,467

Sheepshead 

245 406

Spot 

366,845 193,769

Striped bass 

758 3,058

Weakfish (gray trout) 

367 647

Finfish (misc.) 1 

2,524 1,313

Total Finfish 

522,085 379,497

Shellfish

Blue crab 

323,531 105,179

Shrimp 

771,198 32,542

Shellfish (misc) 2 

3,177 315

Total Shellfish

1,097,906 138,036

Grand Total 

1,619,991 517,533

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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