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Marine Fisheries - Commercial Fishing - Striped Bass

Marine Fisheries

Striped bass

Striped Bass Commercial Fishing Regulations

Click here to view recent proclamations for Commercial Striped Bass Fishing
Region Contact Quota Season Size Limit (TL) Possession Other Restrictions
Atlantic Ocean charlton.godwin
@ncdenr.gov

800-338-7805
480,480 lbs Will be established by proclamation by fishery 28" Minimum size Will be established by proclamation by fishery Daily reporting
by dealers
Roanoke River Management Area (RRMA)
Map
WRC
Jeremy.McCargo
@ncwildlife.org
 
252-330-4063
  None Closed Closed None allowed
Albemarle Sound Management Area (ASMA)
Map
charlton.godwin
@ncdenr.gov

800-338-7805
275,00 lbs Oct 1- April 30, closes when quota metcheck proclamations for current status. 18" minimum Will be established by proclamation Daily reporting
by dealers
Central Southern Management Area (CSMA)
Map
Katy.West
@ncdenr.gov

800-338-7804
25,000 lbs

Opened March 1 by proclamation. Will close when quota reached.

18" minimum 10 Striped Bass Per Person
Per Day
20 if 2 SCFL holders in an operation
Daily reporting
by dealers
6.5-inch gill net maximum mesh size
Cape Fear River
Map
Stephen.Taylor
@ncdenr.gov

800-248-4536
  Closed Closed None allowed  
Maps Available at links above:

The Roanoke River Management Area (RRMA) is designated as Roanoke River and its joint and inland tributaries, including Middle, Eastmost and Cashie rivers, up to the Roanoke Rapids dam.

The Albemarle Sound Management Area (ASMA) is designated as Albemarle Sound and all its joint and inland water tributaries, (except for the Roanoke, Middle, Eastmost and Cashie rivers), Currituck, Roanoke and Croatan sounds and all their joint and inland water tributaries, including Oregon Inlet, north of a line beginning at a point 35° 48 .3693’N - 75° 43 .7232’W on Roanoke Marshes Point, running southeasterly to a point 35° 44 .1710’N - 75° 31 .0520’W on the north point of Eagle Nest Bay.

The Central Southern Management Area (CSMA)
is designated as all internal coastal, and joint and contiguous inland waters south of a line beginning at a point 35° 48 .3693’N - 75° 43 .7232’W on Roanoke Marshes Point, running southeasterly to a point 35° 44 .1710’N - 75° 31 .0520’W on the north point of Eagle Nest Bay, to the South Carolina line.

See also:
Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan
Atlantic Ocean Striped Bass Migratory Stock Information
Striped Bass Tagging Program


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

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