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Current News Releases By Headline

APRIL 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee

State creates no gill net corridor along ocean surf zone to reduce bottlenose dolphin interactions

MEDIA ADVISORY: Workshops scheduled to train fish taggers

Forty-one readopted rules effective today, but little changes


MARCH 2019

New gear requirements go into effect July 1 for some waters

Fishermen win big in Tagging Program drawing

Division of Marine Fisheries, Wildlife Resources Commission
extend year-round striped bass season closure to inland, joint waters

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing scheduled on proposed shellfish lease in Dare County

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

Secretary Regan's Statement on Marine Fisheries Commission's Non-Emergency

More than 2,500 acres of shellfish waters closing to harvest

Marine Fisheries Commission overrules fisheries director and adopts gill net prohibition

MEDIA ADVISORY: Marine Fisheries Commission calls emergency meeting

Year-round striped bass season closure begins Monday in many North Carolina waters

NOAA Fisheries Announces Limited Openings of Recreational and Commercial Red Snapper Seasons


FEBRUARY 2019

2019 North Carolina Oyster Summit Set for March 12

Marine Fisheries Commission adopts no-possession limit for striped bass in some internal coastal waters

Letters regarding Hurricane Florence assistance mailed to fishermen this week

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

MEDIA ADVISORY: Commercial Fishing Resource Funding committees to meet March 7

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public input sought on potential management measures for spot and Atlantic croaker

State Seeks applicants for saltwater fishing license grants projects

MEDIA ADVISORY: Marine Fisheries Commission to meet Feb. 20-22 in Williamston

MEDIA ADVISORY: Standard Commercial Fishing License Eligibility Board to meet

Carter Witten named to lead N.C. Marine Patrol

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing scheduled on Dare County shellfish lease proposal

Commercial Fishing Resource Fund committees seek proposals


JANUARY 2019

Extended Validity of Vessel and Dealer Permits

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

N.C. Sea Grant Launches Fisheries Science Class for Fishermen

Division of Marine Fisheries’ Elizabeth City Office open for commercial license transactions

MEDIA ADVISORY: WRC/MFC Joint Committee on Delineation of Fishing Waters to meet

Fishermen can still respond to Hurricane Florence Commercial Fishing Assistance Program letters

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

CORRECTION: Fisheries seeks comments on proposed no-possession limit for striped bass in some internal coastal waters

Recreational black sea bass season north of Cape Hatteras opens Feb. 1

Fisheries seeks comments on proposed no-possession limit for striped bass in some internal coastal waters

Annual crab and fish pot closure period begins Jan. 15

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing scheduled on Pamlico County shellfish lease proposal

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing scheduled on Carteret County shellfish lease proposals


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