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Marine Fisheries - 2007 RCGL Landings Stats

Marine Fisheries

2007 Recreational Commercial Gear Landings

SPECIES

NUMBER
POUNDS

Bluefish

13,228 17,338

Catfish

1,596 7,837

Croaker, Atlantic

14,800 8,899

Drum, Black

2,418 4,450

Drum, Red

2,133 8,767

Flounder

18,442 41,542

Herring, River

97 30

Mackerel, Spanish

2,738 3,817

Menhaden, Atlantic

3,300 1,510

Mullet, Striped

35,472 40,146

Perch, White

32,522 14,042

Pigfish

2,914 1,755

Pinfish

771 180

Seatrout, Spotted

8,908 14,749

Shad, American

9,003 25,833

Shad, Hickory

2,319 3,132

Sharks and rays

112 538

Sheepshead

441 1,387

Spot

189,922 97,753

Striped bass

1,301 3,472

Weakfish (gray trout)

130 221

Finfish (misc.) 1

3,618 3,857

Total Finfish

346,216 301,181

Shellfish

Blue crab

286,856 98,003

Shrimp

890,659 33,778

Shellfish (misc) 2

2,642 190

Total Shellfish

1,180,157 131,971

Grand Total

1,526,373 433,152

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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