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2015 News Releases By Headline


MAY 2015

Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on May 8, 2015

Harvest of Shallow Water Grouper Species Reopens on May 1, 2015 in South Atlantic Federal Waters


APRIL 2015

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

Division of Marine Fisheries temporarily closes Washington license office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

New fisheries rules go into effect May 1

Fundraising underway to purchase ship to honor former artificial reef coordinator

Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on April 15, 2015

Commercial Harvest of Blueline Tilefish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on April 7, 2015

Marine Fisheries Commission seeks advisers to give input on fishing license grants

Commercial fishing license fees to increase


MARCH 2015

Marine Fisheries Nominating Committee and Marine Fisheries Commission to meet via conference call

Public meeting scheduled on monkfish large mesh gill net permit


FEBRUARY 2015

Fisheries commission delays action on logbook, moves toward temporary flounder management

Gear restrictions change for shad fishery

Cultch planting meetings scheduled

Officials celebrate completion of Manns Harbor Access Area

Marine Fisheries Commission meeting slated for Feb. 18-20 in Wilmington

State to close more than 300,000 acres of coastal waters to shellfishing


JANUARY 2015

Public Input Sought for Kingfish Fishery Management Plan Review

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Management Measures to End Overfishing of Blueline Tilefish in the South Atlantic

Fisheries Commission Approves 18 Coastal Recreational Fishing License Grants

Majority of N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Members to Attend Captains’ Meeting

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