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Marine Fisheries - FMPs Under Development and Completed

Marine Fisheries

Fishery Management Plans: Under Review or Completed

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FMP Summary Reports and Schedule

North Carolina Annual Fishery Management Plan Review (Aug. 2020)
Summary information on fisheries managed in North Carolina (state and federal), including management strategies and research needs. Information is based on data through the end of the previous calendar year.
FMP Overview
A three-page summary of the status of the North Carolina fishery management plans
FMP Schedule FMP Downloads and Contact Information

FMPs Under Review

Shrimp FMP (Click here for Hot Topics page)

Contact: Chris Stewart or Jason Rock or Daniel Zapf

Revision to Amendment 1 to the North Carolina Shrimp Fishery Management Plan
(May 2018 )
Shrimp FMP Amendment 1
(March 2015)
Shrimp Original FMP
(April 2006)
 

Southern Flounder FMP (Click here for Hot Topics page)

Contact: Michael Loeffler or Anne Markwith

Southern Flounder FMP Amendment 2
(Sept. 2019)

Stock Assessment of Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) in the South Atlantic, 1989-2017
(Jan. 2019)
Stock Assessment of Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) in the South Atlantic, 1989-2015
(Jan. 2018)
Supplement A to 2013 Southern Flounder FMP Amendment 1
(Aug. 2017)
Southern Flounder FMP Amendment 1
(Feb. 2013)
Supplement A to 2005 Southern Flounder FMP
(Jan. 2011)
Southern Flounder Original FMP
(Feb. 2005)
 

Completed FMPs

Bay Scallop FMP

Contact:Jeffrey Dobbs or Joe Facendola

Bay Scallop FMP Update
(August 2020)
Bay Scallop FMP Amendment 2
(March 2015)
Bay Scallop FMP Amendment 2 Brochure
(March 2013)
Bay Scallop FMP Amendment 1
(Nov. 2010)
Bay Scallop Original FMP 
(Nov. 2007)
 

Blue Crab FMP (Click here for Hot Topics page)

Contact: Daniel Zapf

May 2020 Revision to Amendment 3 to the North Carolina Blue Crab FMP
(May 2020)
Blue Crab FMP Amendment 3 summary pamphlet
(April 2020)
Blue Crab FMP Amendment 3
(May 2020)
Stock Assessment of the North Carolina Blue Crab 1995-2016
(March 2018)
May 2016 Revision to Amendment 2 to the North Carolina Blue Crab FMP
(May 2016)
Blue Crab FMP Amendment 2
(Nov. 2013)
Blue Crab FMP Amendment 1
(Dec. 2004)
Blue Crab Original FMP
(Dec. 1998)

Estuarine Striped Bass FMP

Contact: Charlton Godwin
Sean Darsee (Albemarle Sound Management Area) or Todd Mathes (Central/Southern Management Area)

Assessment of the Albemarle Sound-Roanoke River Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) in North Carolina, 1991–2017
(Aug. 2020)
Central Southern Management Area Striped Bass Stocks in North Carolina
(Aug. 2020)
Supplement A to Amendment 1 of the North Carolina Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan
(March 2019)
Nov. 2014 Revision to Amendment 1 to the North Carolina Estuarine Striped Bass FMP
(Nov. 2014)
Estuarine Striped Bass FMP Amendment 1
(May 2013)
Estuarine Striped Bass Original FMP
(May 2004)

Hard Clam FMP

Contact: Jeffrey Dobbs

Hard Clam FMP Amendment 2
(Feb. 2017)

Hard Clam FMP Amendment 1
(June 2008)

Hard Clam Original FMP
(Aug. 2001)

 

Interjurisdictional FMP

Contact: Jason Rock

Interjurisdictional FMP Information Update
(Nov. 2015)
Interjurisdictional FMP Amendment
(June 2008)
Interjurisdictional Original FMP
(Sept. 2002)
 

Kingfishes FMP

Contact: Kevin Brown or McLean Seward

Kingfishes FMP Update
(August 2020)
Kingfishes FMP Information Update
(Dec. 2015)
Kingfishes (Sea Mullet) Original FMP
(Dec. 2007)
 

Oyster FMP

Contact: Joe Facendola or Anne Deaton

Oyster FMP Amendment 4
(Feb. 2017)

Oyster FMP Amendment 3
(April 2014)

Supplement A to Amendment 2 to the Oyster FMP
(Nov. 2010)

Oyster FMP Amendment 2 
(June 2008)

Oyster FMP Amendment 1
(Jan. 2003)

Oyster Original FMP
(Aug. 2001)

Red Drum FMP

Contact: Lee Paramore or Anne Markwith

Red Drum FMP Update
(Aug. 2017)
Red Drum FMP Amendment 1
(Nov. 2008) 
Red Drum Original FMP
(March 2001)
 

River Herring FMP

Contact: Holly White or Todd Mathes

River Herring FMP Amendment 2
(April 2015)
River Herring FMP Amendment 1
(Sep. 2007)
River Herring Original FMP
(Feb. 2000) 
 

Spotted Seatrout FMP

Contact: Tracey Bauer or David Behringer

Spotted Seatrout Stock Assessment
(April 2015)
Supplement A to 2012 Spotted Seatrout FMP
(March 2014)
Spotted Seatrout Original FMP
(March 2012)
 

Striped Mullet FMP

Contact: Daniel Zapf or Morgan Paris or Jeffrey Dobbs

Stock Assessment of Striped Mullet (Mugil cephalus) in North Carolina Waters 2018
(July 2018)
Striped Mullet FMP Amendment 1
(Nov. 2015)
Striped Mullet Original FMP
(April 2006)
 
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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