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2016 News Releases By Headline


APRIL 2016

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


MARCH 2016

State seeking public comment on management options required to improve blue crab stock

Several fisheries advisory committee meetings scheduled for April

New fisheries rules go into effect April 1

Commercial Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on April 2, 2016

Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on March 29, 2016

Time running out to enter reef guide photo contest

NOAA Fisheries hosts public meetings in April to discuss potential skimmer trawl regulations in Southeast U.S.

NOAA Fisheries Announces the Atlantic Migratory Group (Georgia to New York) Cobia Recreational Fishing Season Closure

Commercial Harvest for the Longline Component of Golden Tilefish in South Atlantic Waters Closure


FEBRUARY 2016

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

Fisheries Commission lowers cobia bag limit, proposes lower oyster harvest limit for Shellfish License holders

Cultch planting meetings scheduled

Public meeting scheduled on monkfish fishery

Conditions right for trout cold stun events

State seeks applicants for Joint Enforcement Agreement Advisory Group

State fisheries commission meeting to include discussions of management plans, fishery council candidates

New Habitat and Enhancement Section chief has great vision for the future

Division of Marine Fisheries names new Shellfish Sanitation and Recreational Water Quality Section chief

ASMFC American Eel Board Approves North Carolina Aquaculture Plan for 2016

Give us your best shot! Enter the 2016 Marine Fisheries Reef Guide Photo Contest


JANUARY 2016

N.C. Marine Patrol rescues duck hunter from Roanoke Sound

State certifies new state record white marlin

Fisheries approves 15 Coastal Recreational Fishing License grants

Reminder! Public Hearing/Scoping Meetings Begin this Week (SAFMC)

NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regulations for Snapper-Grouper and Golden Crab in the South Atlantic, and Dolphin and Wahoo in the Atlantic Region

Reminder! Question and Answer Webinars For Proposed Management Measures Begin Tonight (SAFMC)

Meeting set to organize North Carolina Commercial Fishing Resource Fund procedures

Commercial Harvest for Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on January 21, 2016

Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Program to hold public meeting on Dare County reef sites
(CORRECTION: Changes the date of the beginning of bridge demolition to fall 2018)

Marine Fisheries Commission seeks advisers for Northern Regional Advisory Committee

Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Program to hold public meeting on Dare County reef sites

Federal Fishery Managers Solicit Public Input on Proposed Electronic Reporting Requirements for Charterboats and Other Fisheries Issues

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

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