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North Carolina Department of Environment Quality

NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Marine Fisheries - Species

Marine Fisheries

critters

Species

8-point rule

 

North Carolina estuarine and marine fisheries species may be managed by the state, a federal council, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission or a combination of any of the three. There are 13 North Carolina fishery management plans.
Click here to see a table
of management authority by species. Click on a species to learn more.

American Eel

Black Sea Bass
(South of Cape Hatteras)

Hickory Shad

Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout

American Shad

Blue Crab

King Mackerel

Shrimp

Striped Bass
(Atlantic Ocean)

Atlantic Croaker

Bluefish

Kingfishes

Snapper Grouper Complex

Striped Bass
(Estuarine: Albemarle Sound/Roanoke River Management Area)

Atlantic Menhaden

Cobia

Red Drum

Southern Flounder

Striped Bass
(Estuarine: Central/Southern Management Area)

Atlantic Sturgeon

Dolphin

River Herring

Spanish Mackerel

Striped Mullet

Bay Scallop

Eastern Oyster

Scup

Spiny Dogfish

Summer Flounder

Black Drum

Gag Grouper

Sharks

Spot

Weakfish

Black Sea Bass
(North of Cape Hatteras)

Hard Clam

 

 

 

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