Recreational bag limits and commercial season closures for spot and Atlantic croaker announced earlier this spring were prompted by “moderate” concern about stocks, but state biologists say both species remain abundant.
The state Division of Marine Fisheries is accepting comments until June 30 on proposed shrimp fishery management plan changes.
The state Division of Marine Fisheries is looking for input from the public on a draft spending plan for federal COVID-19 fisheries relief.
N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will begin accepting public comment on the draft shrimp fishery management plan amendment 2 in the coming weeks.
It’s that time of year, when North Carolina’s migratory fish species — river herring, Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon and American eel — are making their annual trips upriver to spawn.
The state Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Program sunk Friday a 108-foot tugboat off Oregon Inlet.
The state Marine Fisheries Commission will meet at 9 a.m. May 20 by web conference to hear updates on the southern flounder and shrimp fishery management plans.
More than $5.2 million in financial assistance was awarded to those eligible in fishing industries who sustained income losses in the spring of 2020 due to COVID-19.
Nine special secondary nursery areas have been reclassified with associated changes affecting gill net attendance requirements in select waters.
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries reminds fishers that they can donate fish carcasses to science at one of seven freezer sites along the coast.
Kathy Rawls becomes the Division of Marine Fisheries director Saturday, the first woman to head the agency.
An ongoing collaborative effort to restore N.C. oysters promises environmental, economic benefits, officials said Tuesday as updates to the plan were unveiled.
Numerous factors contributed to the decline of North Carolina’s oyster population over the past 100 years, but building new oyster reefs is part of the ongoing restoration.
The state Division of Marine Fisheries announced several changes to its saltwater fishing tournament criteria that go into effect May 1.
The Division of Marine Fisheries has created a new type of shellfish permit that allows oysters grown on leases to be used in habitat restoration.
The state Division of Marine Fisheries is holding a public hearing 6 p.m. May 25 on a proposed shellfish lease in Brunswick County.