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Marine Fisheries - 2011 Recreational Landings

Marine Fisheries

North Carolina Marine Recreational Finfish Harvest

2011 Recreational Landings

Species Number Harvested Weight Harvested Number Released Alive
Amberjacks 5,752 112,991 4,509
Barracudas 916 10,882 2,784
Bluefish 1,152,105 993,543 1,923,767
Bonito 11,144 147,403 11,093
Cobia 4,478 145,796 12,282
Croaker, Atlantic 246,676 100,692 1,798,230
Dogfish Sharks 4,334 12,086 135,782
Dolphin 472,174 3,541,959 8,336
Drum, Black 211,396 151,356 104,286
Drum, Red 45,143 212,245 207,697
Flounder, Southern 152,557 380,158 0
Flounder, summer 60,422 100,543 1,207
Groupers 9,676 107,853 18,761
Grunts 27,490 44,214 44,833
Jacks 15,548 25,712 54,635
Kingfishes 587,151 246,886 653,648
Mackerel, king 14,220 180,014 621
Mackerel, Spanish 367,086 470,647 170,926
Perch, silver 33,909 6,261 59,694
Pigfish 225,472 73,460 624,973
Pinfish 143,300 27,713 1,881,265
Pompano 122,819 47,393 239,030
Porgies 6,683 11,117 1,422
Puffers 156,916 91,384 335,938
Sea Basses 95,004 143,234 1,062,565
Seatrout, spotted 215,922 403,160 1,916,249
Sharks 5,831 21,241 679,396
Sheepshead 66,689 180,145 22,623
Spot 1,207,335 411,243 1,000,566
Striped bass 94,182 2,042,981 110,150
Tuna, Yellow 25,039 811,673 469
Wahoo 14,798 396,775 33
Weakfish 13,464 17,621 109,483
2011 Total 5,815,631 11,670,381 13,197,253

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The number and pounds of finfish listed represent estimated harvest; finfish released alive are not included. Recreational finfish catches from headboats are not included in this table; headboat data are collected seperately by National Marine Fisheries Service.


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