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Marine Fisheries - 2008 RCGL Landings Stats

Marine Fisheries

2008 Recreational Commercial Gear Landings

SPECIES

NUMBER

POUNDS

Bluefish

15,668

19,554

Catfish

1,650

9,121

Croaker, Atlantic

18,080

13,480

Drum, Black

3,470

8,670

Drum, Red

1,653

8,896

Flounder

18,414

37,315

Herring, River

0

0

Mackerel, Spanish

5,323

8,517

Menhaden, Atlantic

508

284

Mullet, Striped

51,465

51,785

Perch, White

54,294

23,347

Pigfish

97

46

Pinfish

1,080

715

Seatrout, Spotted

9,070

14,448

Shad, American

1,745

4,235

Shad, Hickory

1,664

3,467

Sharks and rays

364

1,020

Sheepshead

632

1,411

Spot

201,465

105,392

Striped bass

554

3,735

Weakfish (gray trout)

127

181

Finfish (misc.) 1

1,341

1,553

TOTAL FINFISH

388,664

317,172

Shellfish

Blue crab

311,690

110,234

Shrimp

1,174,764

54,359

Shellfish (misc.) 2

3,046

318

Total Shellfish

1,489,500

164,911

Grand Total

1,878,164

482,082

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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