Public Information and Education Details The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries manages the marine and estuarine fisheries and habitats for the benefit and health of all North Carolinians. To effectively achieve this mission, it is imperative that the public have access to updated information on the state’s coastal marine resources and the issues impacting them. Beach and Waterfront Access Map WRC Boating Guides and Publications Report a Fish Kill Coastal Fishing Information Recreational Size and Bag Limits Species Profiles Maps Fisheries Glossary Kids' Educational Pages DMF Library Additional Resources Regulatory Answers Recreational Striped Bass Fishing Regulations Information about recreational fishing for Striped Bass. Commercial Striped Bass Fishing Regulations Information about commercial fishing for Striped Bass. Crab Pot Escape Ring Requirements Requirements for escape rings when using crab pots. Crab Pot Terrapin Bycatch Reduction Devices Information about approved Terrapin bycatch reduction devices when using a crab pot. Recreational Crabbing Regulations and requirements for using crab pots recreationally. Recreational Use of Cast Nets Information about using cast nets recreationally. Gig and Crossbow Information, Regulations and FAQs Information about using gigs, spears, and crossbows recreationally. Drone Fishing: Not Allowed in North Carolina Information about drone fishing. Additional Info Avoid Hitting Fishing Gear Tips on how to avoid hitting fishing gear while out on the water. Cold Stun Facts Many of our estuarine fish can be affected by periodic cold stun events. Commemorative Red Drum Prints Purchase a Red Drum illustration by renowned wildlife artist Duane Raver. Can’t Beat Those Red Drum! All about North Carolina’s state saltwater fish.