The Marine Fisheries Commission approved supplemental management measures to address overfishing of striped mullet in state waters.
New striped bass slot limit takes effect June 1
Beginning June 1, fishers will be allowed to possess one striped bass per person per day that is at minimum 28 inches and not greater than 31 inches total length.
Commission to vote on rule change to help protect shellfish
During the meeting May 24-26 in Beaufort, N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission members are scheduled to vote on a rule change to help protect shellfish and amendments to striped mullet and spotted seatrout management plans.
Black Carolinians in fishing industry heart of new exhibit
NC Catch, the nonprofit that works to educate consumers about the importance of buying local seafood, is heading up a collaboration with Black seafood business owners and historians to create the N.C. Black Seafood Trail.
NC Marine Fisheries license sales, renewals underway
The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has begun accepting renewals for commercial fishing, seafood dealer and for-hire licenses and permits.
Marine Fisheries Commission advisory committees to meet
The advisory committees to the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission are expected to meet in April to discuss various fisheries topics.
Hearing April 12 on Dare County proposed shellfish leases
The public can attend the meeting in-person at the Dare County Government Center in Manteo or online.
Salmon Creek seines: Shad, herring fisheries were once big
The historically significant site once saw significant river herring and shad fishing, back-breaking work done almost exclusively by enslaved and free Black laborers.
Hearing March 29 on 4 proposed shellfish leases in Hyde
The public can attend the 6 p.m. meeting in-person at the Hyde County Government Center in Swan Quarter or online.
Spotted seatrout management plan public input sought
The Division of Marine Fisheries is holding a public scoping period to inform Amendment 1 for the Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management Plan.
Comment period opens for draft National Seafood Strategy
A 30-day period for public review and comment opened Tuesday for the plan to increase seafood consumption and support and make the industry more resilient.
No recreational spring season for Gulf, summer flounder
The spring Gulf and summer flounder season will not take place this year to prevent the potential harvest of southern flounder, which is overfished.
Marine Fisheries Commission to consider two rule changes
The three-day meeting set for Feb. 22-24 is to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront and streamed online.
Commercial fishing resource funding committees to meet
The committees will hear an update from Division of Marine Fisheries staff and hold a discussion on request for proposals.
Pender proposed shellfish leases hearing March 15
The state Division of Marine Fisheries is holding the in-person hearing at Topsail Beach Town Hall and online via WebEx.
Hearing Feb. 28 for 10 proposed Onslow shellfish leases
The meeting will be held in-person at the Holly Ridge Community Room, 404 Sound Road, and online.