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For immediate information contact: Patricia Smith at 252-808-8025 or via email: Tricia.Smith@ncdenr.gov
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2016 News Releases By Headline


MAY 2016

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

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