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N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

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Marine Fisheries - Find Out About Ethical Angling

Marine Fisheries

offshore recreational fishing

Be an Ethical Angler

Every action has an impact, and the same is true with fishing. You can help reduce the impact of your fishing by practicing ethical angling techniques. These pages will provide you with information on how to fish responsibly, how to rig a line for bottom fishing or catching red drum, as well as things you can do to help fish habitat. You can also watch videos on protecting the resource, as well as catch and release. Don’t forget to take a look at the North Carolina Coastal Recreational Angler’s Guide and the North Carolina 2012 Coastal Recreational Fishing Digest while you are here!

Ethical Angling: A Guide to Responsible Fishing

Hooks, Lines and Sinkers: A Rigging Guide

The Coastal Angling Program

N.C. 2012 Coastal Recreational Fishing Digest

North Carolina Coastal Recreational Angler’s Guide

Watch Zoo Filez Segments on Ethical Angling
Part 1: Protecting the Resources
Part 2: Catch and Release
Part 3: Circle Hooks

Fish Eye News Articles on Ethical Angling
Tips for Ethical Angling
How to Fish Responsibly for Spotted Seatrout
Regulation Requires Circle Hooks

Things You Can Do to Help Fish Habitat

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

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