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.
Department of Environmental Quality staff are expected to present information regarding the EPA’s reference doses for PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and PFBS, bioaccumulation factors and potential uses.
Dr. Robert W. Timson of Southport holds the state and International Game Fish Association certification world record for a Spanish hogfish he caught last year offshore of Frying Pan Tower.
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries officials are asking recreational fishers to donate red snapper carcasses caught during the two-day season this weekend.
The changes clarify definitions and formalize procedures for transferring ownership or subleasing a shellfish lease.
The Division of Marine Fisheries accepts shellfish bottom lease and water column applications annually from March 1 through Aug. 1.
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.