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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
(North of Cape Hatteras)

Hard Clam

Sharks Spot

American Shad

Black Sea Bass
(South of Cape Hatteras)
See Snapper Grouper Complex

Hickory Shad
See Americian Shad

Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout

Atlantic Croaker

Blue Crab

King Mackerel

Shrimp

Striped Bass
(Atlantic Ocean)

Atlantic Menhaden

Bluefish

Kingfishes

Snapper Grouper Complex

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

Atlantic Sturgeon

Cobia

Red Drum

Southern Flounder

Striped Mullet

Bay Scallop

Dolphin

River Herring

Spanish Mackerel

Summer Flounder
Black Drum Eastern Oyster

Scup

Spiny Dogfish

Weakfish

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