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2016 News Releases By Headline


AUGUST 2016

Commercial Harvest of Blueline Tilefish in Federal Waters of the South Atlantic Will Close on August 30, 2016

Fisheries commission accelerates review of blue crab, estuarine striped bass plans

Trip Limit Decreased to 500 Pounds per Trip for Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in Federal Waters of the South Atlantic

New state Artificial Reef Guide, interactive website ready for fishermen to use

Public Hearing scheduled on proposed shellfish lease in New Hanover County

Division of Marine Fisheries’ Standard Commercial Fishing License Eligibility Board to meet

State will hold meetings regarding new flounder reporting requirements for pound net fishermen

State Marine Fisheries Commission to meet Aug. 17-19 in Raleigh

Dean Nelson to lead Marine Patrol

New state record scamp may take world record title

State fisheries division rescinds Flounder Pound Net Dealer Permit requirement


JULY 2016

State urges fishermen to learn the difference between king mackerel and Spanish mackerel

Council Solicits Public Input on Proposed Measures for Atlantic Cobia and Mutton Snapper Plus Options for Allocation of Dolphin and Yellowtail Snapper

Meetings to explain new flounder permit and reporting requirements postponed

Public hearing scheduled for Jarrett Bay water column lease

Elizabeth City and Washington fishery license offices may experience temporary closures

Grant money available for transient recreational boating facilities

State will hold meetings regarding new flounder permit and reporting requirements

State certifies new state record for pigfish

NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for Blueline Tilefish, Black Sea Bass, and Yellowtail Snapper in Federal Waters of the South Atlantic

One species reclassified in 2016 Stock Status Report


JUNE 2016

State certifies new record skipjack tuna

Coastal recreational fishermen hooked more fish in 2015

Commercial seafood landings increased last year (Updated June 30, 2016)

Sea Turtle Advisory Committee meeting set

Marine Fisheries to hold public meeting on proposed new reef near Oregon Inlet

Public comments sought on new oyster sanctuary/fishing reef in Hyde County

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Management Changes to Black Sea Bass, Blueline Tilefish, and Yellowtail Snapper

State Seeks Applicants for Coastal Recreational Fishing License Fund Projects


MAY 2016

Marine Fisheries adds public comment to Joint Law Enforcement Agreement Advisory Group meeting agenda

Marine Fisheries Commission adopts stricter blue crab regulations

NOAA Fisheries Announces the Closure of the Commercial Fisheries for Blacknose Sharks and Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks

Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in South Atlantic Federal Waters will Reopen on June 13, 2016

Commercial Harvest of Blueline Tilefish in South Atlantic Federal Waters Will Close on June 1, 2016

Recreational cobia regulations go into effect Monday

Joint Law Enforcement Agreement Advisory Group Meeting Set

Recreational black sea bass season reopens May 15 North of Cape Hatteras

State Marine Fisheries Commission to meet next week in Morehead City

APRIL 2016

Striped bass season closing tomorrow in some waters of the state

State marine fisheries agency to memorialize former artificial reef coordinator by sinking two vessels
CORRECTION: Changes name of reef in second graph

North Carolina sees big returns with coastal habitat programs

State marine fisheries agency to memorialize former artificial reef coordinator by sinking two vessels

State fisheries agency conducting economic and social survey with commercial fishermen

Elizabeth City and Washington license offices closing for lunch

Director of state coastal division named to lead state fisheries division

Councils to Hold a Q&A Public Meeting on Cobia Management

Fishermen win big in Tagging Program drawing

State certifies new North Carolina record for false albacore

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