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Current News Releases By Headline


JUNE 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing scheduled on proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County

Beware of private online sites that appear to sell fishing licenses

Coastal recreational fishing landings down in 2017

Commercial fishing landings decline in 2017

Spotted seatrout season opens Friday

Freezers in place for Fisheries’ Carcass Collection Program

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
to Hold Scoping Hearings for Bluefish Allocation Amendment

MEDIA ADVISORY: Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee to meet


MAY 2018

New bycatch reduction devices to be required in shrimp trawls in some waters

Request for Comments: Limited Opening of Recreational and Commercial Red Snapper Fishery in South Atlantic Federal Waters

Recreational black sea bass season north of Cape Hatteras opens May 15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Marine Fisheries Commission to meet May 16-17 in New Bern


APRIL 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee to meet

MEDIA ADVISORY: Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee to meet

New regulations for 2018 cobia season

Fiscal year 2019 commercial fishing licenses available for purchase or renewal

Marine Fisheries employee honored for public health contributions in shellfish sanitation and seafood safety

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing for a proposed shellfish lease in Carteret County

Request for Comments: Limited Opening of Recreational and Commercial Red Snapper Fishery in South Atlantic Federal Waters

New state record bluefin tuna caught off Oregon Inlet

Public hearing scheduled for a proposed shellfish lease in Hyde County

Proposed Charter Vessel Electronic Reporting Requirements and Modifications to Current Headboat Electronic Reporting

Proposed Rule to Revise Annual Catch Limits for South Atlantic Red Grouper

Habitat and Water Quality Advisory Committee to meet

Southern Advisory Committee to meet

Training scheduled for current and prospective fish taggers

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

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