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Release: Immediate
Date: April 8, 2013
Contact: Patricia Smith
Phone: 252-726-7021

Recreational Black Sea Bass Season Reopens May 19
North of Cape Hatteras

MOREHEAD CITY — The recreational black sea bass fishing season will open May 19 in both federal and North Carolina waters north of Cape Hatteras.

During the open season, the minimum size limit will be 12.5 inches, and the bag limit will be 20 fish per person, per day.

The season will close Oct. 14, and will reopen again from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.

The recreational black sea bass regulations north of Cape Hatteras comply with the Mid Atlantic Fisheries Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Plan.

The recreational black sea bass fishery south of Cape Hatteras is managed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and will remain closed until June 1.

For more information, contact Chris Batsavage at 252-808-8009 or Chris.Batsavage@ncdenr.gov.

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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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