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Marine Fisheries - 2006 RCGL Landings Stats

Marine Fisheries

2006 Recreational Commercial Gear Landings

SPECIES

NUMBER
POUNDS

Bluefish 

7,799 10,275

Catfish 

1,012 5,835

Croaker, Atlantic 

11,976 7,328

Drum, Black 

2,940 4,497

Drum, Red 

4,657 20,201

Flounder 

20,951 45,535

Herring, River 

6,603 3,808

Mackerel, Spanish 

969 1,615

Menhaden, Atlantic 

3,445 2,107

Mullet, Striped 

38,203 37,403

Perch, White 

13,960 6,474

Pigfish 

1,407 667

Seatrout, Spotted 

7,778 12,897

Shad, American 

2,418 5,756

Shad, Hickory 

4,274 4,605

Sharks and rays 

176 293

Sheepshead 

225 608

Spot 

334,976 178,904

Striped bass 

2,759 13,895

Weakfish (gray trout) 

210 447

Finfish (misc.) 1 

3,599 2,499

Total Finfish

470,336 365,647

Shellfish

Blue crab 

297,915 94,348

Shrimp 

956,346 49,365

Shellfish (misc) 2  

2,145 269

Total Shellfish

1,256,406 143,982

Grand Total

1,726,742 509,629

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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