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Marine Fisheries - Commercial Fishing License System

Marine Fisheries

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Commercial Fishing License System

On July 1, 1999 the Division of Marine Fisheries changed to a new license system. This change was a requirement of the 1997 Fisheries Reform Act and allows the Division to more accurately assess the impact of fishing activities and allows only commercial fishermen to sell their catch.

Recreational fishermen using commercial gear are required to have a recreational commercial gear license.
 
Commercial Fishing Vessel Registration Recreational Fishing Tournament License to Sell Fish
Fish Dealer's License Retired Standard Commercial Fishing License
Shellfish endorsement
Menhaden endorsement
Land or Sell License Replacing a License
License to Land Flounder from the
Atlantic Ocean
Required Documents
What to bring with you when obtaining a license
Ocean Fishing Pier License Shellfish License
Transfers and Assignments of Commercial Fishing Licenses

Spotter Plane License

Standard Commercial Fishing License 
Shellfish endorsement
Menhaden endorsement
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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