Estuarine striped bass management will continue as prescribed by Amendment 1, including the temporary management measures related to possession limits and the use of large mesh gill nets in the upper Neuse and Pamlico river systems, until Amendment 2 is adopted.
Jared Lambert caught the 7-pound, 11.2-ounce fish Aug. 6 near Frying Pan Tower.
Thomas Madsen’s 58-pound, 8-ounce fish broke the North Carolina record set in 2016.
Approval for the Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 and the River Herring Fishery Management Plan information update are on the agenda.
With more license and permit purchases made online, collector interest has declined, leading the Wildlife Resources Commission to end the stamp program and the annual prints.
The review released Wednesday summarizes available information, such as long-term trends in catch, biological data and management, through 2021 for North Carolina’s state-managed species.
The new state budget includes millions for oyster sanctuary work, living shorelines and infrastructure improvements, but a biogas provision worries riverkeepers.
A public hearing Aug. 16 regards a proposed permit modification from Enviva Pellets Ahoskie to increase production and install air pollution control equipment.
The legislature’s plan addresses pre- and polyfluorinated substances in drinking water mainly with grants from state revolving funds that would pass along millions in federal dollars.
Ferries to and from Ocracoke from Cedar Island and Swan Quarter have resumed regular summer schedules.
The Division of Marine Fisheries has a new interactive, online tool to help the public with rules like anadromous fish spawning areas, demarcations of coastal, joint and inland fishing waters, and crab spawning sanctuaries.
The Division of Marine Fisheries randomly selected fish tag numbers from more than 664 tags that were turned in during 2021.
The goal is to provide information on shellfish leases and the potential of shellfish aquaculture enterprise areas in and around Bogue Sound, where there’s a moratorium on new leases.
The state Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program recently partnered with a various organizations to add material to existing man-made reefs.
A Sunset Beach homeowners association now has the go-ahead — with conditions — to add to a sandbag wall, after the Division of Coastal Management denied a permit last year.
House Bill 1095 would set human health standards for chemical substances in the drinking water supply and force the polluter to reimburse public water systems for their removal costs.