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Marine Fisheries

Commercial Fishing

Introduction to Commercial Fishing in North Carolina

The commercial fishing industry in North Carolina is a traditional maritime industry that began in the early 18th century. Not only does commercial fishing bring fresh, local, seafood to market — it is a way of life and a mainstay of the coastal economy.

Commercial Fishing Links

Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs)
Requirements for BRDs
Maps to View and Print
Maps: designated crab pot areas, nursery areas,coastal-joint-inland waters, shrimp trawling, etc.
(See also: map listings box on our homepage; scroll to bottom)
Documents to Read, View and Print
Information, rules, maps, statistics and lots more.

Meeting Notices
Public Meetings/Hearings
Marine Fisheries Commission Meetings

Email Subscriptions
Subscribe to receive news releasesand
proclamations via email
N.C. Seafood Directory
N.C. Dept. of Agriculture listing of seafood resources
Fisheries Statistics
Recreational and commercial landings data
News Releases
News releases from DMF and other sources
Federal, State and Regional Links
Federal and regional fisheries links (NMFS, ASMFC)
Proclamations
Changes to regulations, season openings and closures issued by DMF
FishFinder
Identify saltwater fish found in N.C.
Polluted Area Proclamations
All polluted area proclamations issued by DMF
Fisheries Dispute Mediation
Process overview and contact information
Stock Status Reports
Current status of important N.C. fisheries
Fisheries Rulebook
N.C. Rules for Coastal Fishing Waters
Sunrise/Sunset
January-June| July-December
Goliath Grouper
Scientific information on Goliath grouper
Tagged Fish
What to do if you catch a tagged fish
License Information
Details and requirements for all DMF licenses

Tide Tables
NOAA Tides and Currents — Overall Information
NOAA Tide Predictions — Tables for N.C. Coast
Tides for N.C. locations

License Sales Locations
Where to buy DMF licenses

Trip Ticket Program
Overview of N.C. Trip Ticket program

MFC Members
N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Members
Tuna and Highly Migratory Species
Permits, size limits and measurements

The N.C. Register
Subscribe to N.C. Register updates via email

Vibrio Vulnificus
The facts about Vibrio vulnificus
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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