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.
Applications for the free permit are available online, by calling, or by setting up an appointment at one of the division offices.
The state Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program recently partnered with a various organizations to add material to existing man-made reefs.
Recreational flounder season will be from Sept. 1-30 with provisions for recreational hook-and-line and gig fisheries. No harvesting with a recreational commercial gear license is allowed.
The Division of Marine Fisheries certified the 2-pound, 3-ounce fish George Dale caught May 31 near Masonboro Inlet.
More than three dozen readopted rules went into effect June 1 but Division of Marine Fisheries officials say that fishers will notice little change.
NOAA Fisheries is accepting comments until Aug. 19 on its first draft Equity and Environmental Justice Strategy.
North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission meets May 25-26 in Beaufort.
Archaeological examinations of middens published this week show that Native Americans and Australians were successful at sustainably harvesting shellfish over thousands of years.
NOAA Fisheries is asking for comment on its draft Climate Regional Action Plans to address climate-science needs in each region over the next three years.
The Division of Marine Fisheries is asking anglers to donate cobia carcasses to help with data collection.
The nine rules are proposed for readoption without changes and pertain to fishing waters managed jointly by the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
The division announced Friday that it is mailing to current license and permit holders renewal packets that include an application and a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope.
The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries says the recreational black sea bass fishing season will open May 15 in both state and federal waters north of Cape Hatteras.