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2017 News Releases By Headline


APRIL 2017

Division of Marine Fisheries has new, wallet-size Estuarine Gill Net Permits

New marine fisheries rules take effect May 1

Commercial Fishing Resource Funding committees to meet April 26

New recreational cobia regulations take effect May 1

Fishermen win big in Tagging Program drawing

Region 4 Strategic Habitat Area Advisory Committee meeting scheduled


MARCH 2017

South Atlantic Vermilion Snapper Commercial Trip Limit Reduced to 555 Pounds Whole Weight on March 22, 2017

State searching for head of N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries

Fishermen may receive Division of Marine Fisheries Survey

Acres of coastal waters will close to shellfish harvest


FEBRUARY 2017

Recreational flounder bag limit reduced to four fish

Public hearing scheduled on proposed shellfish lease in Pender County

Public hearing scheduled on proposed shellfish lease in Pamlico County

Public hearing scheduled on proposed shellfish leases in Hyde County

N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission to pursue petition-requested shrimping regulations

Public hearing scheduled on proposed shellfish lease in Onslow County

Public hearing scheduled on proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County

State Marine Fisheries Commission to meet Feb. 15-16 in Wilmington

Reminder! SAFMC Public Hearing and Scoping Meetings Continue

State Marine Fisheries’ Standard Commercial Fishing License Eligibility Board to meet


JANUARY 2017

Fisheries commission extends deadline for comments on N.C. Wildlife Federation petition

Amendment to petition for rulemaking modifies proposals to limit headrope length, trawling days

Coastal Recreational Fishing License Committee to meet

Public hearing scheduled on proposed shellfish leases in New Hanover County


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