Archived Fisheries Management Proclamations

Current Proclamations

Proclamations from the current year and year prior are provided in this section.

2021

2021

October

    M-23-2021
GILL NET RESTRICTIONS - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS SOUTH OF MANAGEMENT UNIT A – CLOSES ALL MANAGEMENT UNITS TO THE USE OF GILL NETS WITH STRETCHED MESH LENGTH OF 4 INCHES THROUGH 6 ½ INCHES
M-22-2021
GILL NET RESTRICTIONS - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS SOUTH OF MANAGEMENT UNIT A – CLOSES MANAGEMENT UNIT B (SUBUNITS SGNRA 1-4, MGNRA AND PORTIONS OF CGNRA), AND MANAGEMENT UNIT C TO THE USE OF GILL NETS WITH STRETCHED MESH LENGTH OF 4 INCHES THROUGH 6 ½ INCHES
M-21-2021
STOP NET BEACH SEINE FISHERY - ATLANTIC OCEAN – CARTERET COUNTY
M-20-2021
GILL NETS - ATLANTIC OCEAN - BOGUE BANKS
SF-10-2021
SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA – CARTERET COUNTY, PAMLICO COUNTY, ONSLOW COUNTY
SF-10-2021 Map Package
SF-9-2021
2021-2022 OYSTER HAND HARVEST RESTRICTIONS 
SF-9-2021 Map Package

September

  FF-55-2021
BLUEFISH – COMMERCIAL PURPOSES – REDUCED POSSESSION LIMIT
FF-54-2021
SCUP - COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN- NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS – OPENING OF WINTER II PERIOD
M-19-2021
RULE SUSPENSION – GILL NET RESTRICTIONS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 4 INCHES AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 5 INCHES- OPENING MANAGEMENT UNIT D1
M-18-2021
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA - MANAGEMENT UNIT A – CLOSING MANAGEMENT UNIT A TO THE USE OF LARGE MESH GILL NETS WITH OVERNIGHT SOAKS
M-18-2021 Map Package
FF-53-2021
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – RECREATIONAL – GOLDEN TILEFISH – CLOSURE
FF-52-2021
STRIPED BASS – RECREATIONAL – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA –SEASON OPEN
FF-51-2021
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – RED SNAPPER – CLOSURE
FF-50-2021 (REVISED)
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN 
FF-50-2021
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-49-2021
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
M-16-2021
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – OPENING MANAGEMENT UNIT A TO THE USEOF LARGE MESH GILL NETS WITH OVERNIGHT SOAKS
M-16-2021 Map Package

August

FF-48-2021
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS- FOUR-DAY HARVEST PERIOD EXTENSION
FF-47-2021
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN-FOUR-DAY HARVEST PERIOD EXTENSION 
M-15-2021
HORSESHOE CRABS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS 
FF-46-2021
BLUEFISH – COMMERCIAL PURPOSES – POSSESSION LIMIT

July

      FF-45-2021
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH
OF CAPE HATTERAS
FF-44-2021
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN 
FF-43-2021
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – BLUELINE TILEFISH – CLOSURE
FF-42-2021
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH
OF CAPE HATTERAS
FF-41-2021
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN

June

SF-8-2021
SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA – MOUTH OF WEST BAY, PAMLICO SOUND
SF-8-2021 Map Package
FF-40-2021
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL PURPOSES- INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS AND ATLANTIC OCEAN
WATERS (GEAR SPECIFIC) - SEASON DATES, SIZE AND GEAR RESTRICTIONS
FF-40-2021 Map Package
FF-39-2021
FLOUNDER – RECREATIONAL PURPOSES - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS AND ATLANTIC OCEAN WATERS- 2021 RECREATIONAL SEASON, SIZE AND CREEL LIMITS
M-14-2021
RULE SUSPENSION – GILL NET RESTRICTIONS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 4 INCHES AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 5 INCHES- YARDAGE LIMIT DECREASE IN MANAGEMENT UNIT B
FF-38-2021
SPANISH AND KING MACKEREL – COMMERCIAL SPANISH MACKEREL – OPEN HARVEST WITH 500 POUND POSSESSION LIMIT
FF-37-2021
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – RED SNAPPER – OPENING
FF-36-2021
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – RECREATIONAL – RED SNAPPER – OPEN LIMITED SEASON 
FF-35-2021
STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL – ATLANTIC OCEAN FROM OCRACOKE INLET NORTH TO THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA STATE LINE – HARVEST TAGGING AND REPORTING

May

      FF-34-2021
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – GOLDEN TILEFISH HOOK-AND-LINE
COMPONENT – CLOSURE
PT-3-2021
POTS OPEN – PROVISIONAL POT AREAS IN PAMLICO SOUND AND PAMLICO, BAY, AND NEUSE RIVERS
PT-3-2021 Map Package
FF-33-2021
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
FF-32-2021
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN
SH-2-2021
CRAB TRAWLING AND TAKING SHRIMP WITH NETS – SOUTHERN REGION
SH-2-2021 Map Package
    
SH-1-2021
CRAB TRAWLING AND TAKING SHRIMP WITH NETS – CENTRAL AND NORTHERN REGIONS
SH-1-2021 Map Package
RS-4-2021
RESEARCH SANCTUARY- BACK SOUND – EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
RS-4-2021 Map
M-13-2021 (Revised)
RULE SUSPENSION – GILL NET RESTRICTIONS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 4 INCHES AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 5 INCHES- YARDAGE LIMIT INCREASE DRIFT GILL NET FISHERY IN MANAGEMENT UNIT B – YARDAGE LIMIT DECREASE FOR ANCHORED GILL NETS IN MANAGEMENT UNIT B
M-13-2021
RULE SUSPENSION – GILL NET RESTRICTIONS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 4 INCHES AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 5 INCHES- YARDAGE LIMIT INCREASE DRIFT GILL NET FISHERY IN MANAGEMENT UNIT B – YARDAGE LIMIT DECREASE FOR ANCHORED GILL NETS IN MANAGEMENT UNIT B

April

                              M-12-2021
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A – IMPLEMENTS SMALL MESH ATTENDANCE
M-12-2021 Map    
SF-7-2021
MECHANICAL HARVEST OF CLAMS – TEMPORARY OPENING – CORE CREEK
SF-7-2021 Map
FF-31-2021
RED DRUM -COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - OPEN
PT-2-2021
POTS OPEN – ATLANTIC OCEAN AND INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS WEST AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 58 BRIDGE
PT-2-2021 Map Pkg
FF-30-2021
SCUP - COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN- NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS – OPENING OF SUMMER HARVEST PERIOD
FF-29-2021
BLUEFISH – COMMERCIAL PURPOSES – POSSESSION LIMIT
FF-28-2021
BLACK SEA BASS – RECREATIONAL PURPOSES - NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
RS-3-2021
RESEARCH SANCTUARY- ATLANTIC OCEAN – DARE COUNTY – COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LABORATORY, FIELD RESEARCH FACILITY
RS-3-2021 Map
M-11-2021
GILL NET RESTRICTIONS - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS SOUTH OF MANAGEMENT UNIT A – FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH OF 4 INCHES THROUGH 6 ½ INCHES- CLOSES MANAGEMENT UNIT C
SF-6-2021
PERMIT REQUIREMENT - SHELLFISH LEASE RESTORATION PERMIT
FF-27-2021
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
FF-26-2021
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-25-2021
COBIA - COASTAL FISHING WATERS – RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL

March

      FF-24-2021
ATLANTIC CROAKER – HOOK AND LINE OR FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES – CREEL LIMITS
FF-23-2021
SPOT – HOOK AND LINE OR FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES – CREEL LIMITS
SS-2-2021
TEMPERATURE AND SANITATION CONTROLS – CLOSED SEASON OYSTER HARVEST

SS-1-2021
SHELLFISH TEMPERATURE AND SANITATION CONTROLS

FF-22-2021
COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SHARK HARVEST- INCREASED COMMERCIAL
POSSESSION LIMIT FOR LARGE COASTAL SHARKS
FF-21-2021
STRIPED BASS – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA – COMMERCIAL CLOSURE
M-10-2021
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A – REMOVES GILL NETS CONFIGURED FOR HARVESTING AMERICAN SHAD
M-10-2021 Map
FF-20-2021
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – GOLDEN TILEFISH LONGLINE COMPONENT – RE-OPENING
SF-5-2021
2020-2021 OYSTER SEASON CLOSURE - BRUNSWICK COUNTY

M-9-2021
GILL NETS - ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA - MANAGEMENT UNIT A
M-9-2021 Map

FF-19-2021
STRIPED BASS - ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA - REDUCE DAILY POSSESSION LIMIT
M-8-2021
RULE SUSPENSION – GILL NET RESTRICTIONS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 4 INCHES AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 5 INCHES- YARDAGE LIMIT INCREASE IN MANAGEMENT UNIT B
FF-18-2021
RED DRUM -COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS -CLOSURE
February
FF-17-2021
SPANISH AND KING MACKEREL – COMMERCIAL SPANISH MACKEREL – OPEN HARVEST
M-7-2021
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A
FF-16-2021
STRIPED BASS – COMMERCIAL – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA – SEASON OPEN
FF-15-2021
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS 
FF-14-2021
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS- TWO-DAY HARVEST PERIOD EXTENSION
FF-13-2021
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN- TWO-DAY HARVEST PERIOD EXTENSION
SF-4-2021
2020-2021 OYSTER MECHANICAL HARVEST CLOSURE
FF-12-2021
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – GOLDEN TILEFISH LONGLINE COMPONENT – CLOSURE
January
  M-6-2021
GILL NET RESTRICTIONS - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS SOUTH OF MANAGEMENT UNIT A – OPENS MANAGEMENT UNIT C TO THE USE OF GILL NETS WITH STRETCHED MESH LENGTH OF 4 INCHES THROUGH 6 ½ INCHES- IMPLEMENTS MESH SIZE INCREASES IN GEAR EXEMPTIONS SECTION
M-5-2021
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A – OPENING THE ALLIGATOR RIVER TO THE USE OF RUN-AROUND, STRIKE, DROP, AND TRAMMEL GILL NETS WITH STRETCHED MESH LENGTHS OF 5 ½ INCHES THROUGH 6 ½ INCHES
M-5-2021 Map
PT-1-2021
DESIGNATION OF DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN MANAGEMENT AREAS AND CRAB POT RESTRICTIONS
PT-1-2021 Map
Approved Terrapin Bycatch Reduction Devices Flyer
SF-3-2021
BAY SCALLOP SEASON PUBLIC BOTTOM
SF-3-2021 Map Pkg 
M-4-2021
POUND NET SET CLOSURE PERIOD
SF-2-2021
2020-2021 OYSTER MECHANICAL HARVEST RESTRICTIONS – CLOSING THE PAMLICO RIVER AREA. MAINTAINING THE CLOSURE OF THE NORTHERN HYDE AND NEUSE RIVER AREAS.
SF-2-2021 Map Pkg
SF-1-2021
2020-2021 OYSTER MECHANICAL HARVEST RESTRICTIONS – CLOSING THE BAYS WITHIN THE PAMLICO RIVER AREA. MAINTAINING THE CLOSURE OF THE NORTHERN HYDE AND NEUSE RIVER AREAS
SF-1-2021 Map pkg
FF-11-2021
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – RECREATIONAL – 2021 SEASONS
FF-10-2021
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – 2021 SEASONS
FF-9-2021
STRIPED BASS – RECREATIONAL – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA – SEASON OPEN
M-3-2021
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A – RESTRICTING THE USE OF FIXED OR STATIONARY SMALL MESH GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH OTHER THAN 3 ¼ INCHES
M-3-2021 Map
FF-8-2021
COBIA - COASTAL FISHING WATERS – RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL 
FF-7-2021
COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SHARK HARVEST - OPENING DATE AND HARVEST RESTRICTIONS
RS-2-2021
RESEARCH SANCTUARY- MYRTLE GROVE SOUND - UNC-WILMINGTON
RS-2-2021 Map
RS-1-2021
RESEARCH SANCTUARY- HEWLETT’S CREEK - UNC-WILMINGTON
RS-1-2021 Map
M-2-2021
HORSESHOE CRABS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS
FF-6-2021
BLUEFISH – COMMERCIAL PURPOSES – TRIP LIMIT REMOVAL
FF-5-2021
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
FF-4-2021
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-3-2021
SCUP - COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN- NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS – OPENING OF WINTER I PERIOD
FF-2-2021
SHAD-COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES AND TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF RULE
M-1-2021
RULE SUSPENSION - BLUE CRAB FMP AMENDMENT 3 MANAGEMENT MEASURES
FF-1-2021
STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL – ATLANTIC OCEAN WATERS OF NORTH CAROLINA (CIRCLE HOOK REQUIREMENTS)

 

2020

2020

December
  SF-8-2020
2020-2021 OYSTER MECHANICAL HARVEST RESTRICTIONS – RE-OPENING THE BAYS WITHIN THE PAMLICO RIVER AREA. CLOSURE OF THE NORTHERN HYDE AND NEUSE RIVER AREAS
SF-8-2020 Map pkg
FF-48-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – SNOWY GROUPER – CLOSURE
SF-7-2020
2020-2021 MECHANICAL HARVEST OF CLAMS FROM PUBLIC BOTTOM
SF-7-2020 Map pkg
November
  FF-47-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – GRAY TRIGGERFISH - CLOSURE
SF-6-2020
2020-2021 OYSTER MECHANICAL HARVEST RESTRICTIONS – CLOSURE OF THE BAYS IN PAMLICO SOUND
SF-06-2020 Map Package
FF-46-2020
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
FF-45-2020
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-21-2020
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A REMOVING ANCHORED SMALL MESH GILL NET ATTENDANCE
M-21-2020 Map 
FF-44-2020
SPINY DOGFISH – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS
SF-5-2020
2020-2021 OYSTER MECHANICAL HARVEST RESTRICTIONS
SF-5-2020 Map package
October
  FF-47-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – GRAY TRIGGERFISH - CLOSURE
SF-6-2020
2020-2021 OYSTER MECHANICAL HARVEST RESTRICTIONS – CLOSURE OF THE BAYS IN PAMLICO SOUND
SF-06-2020 Map Package
FF-46-2020
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
FF-45-2020
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN
M-21-2020
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A REMOVING ANCHORED SMALL MESH GILL NET ATTENDNACE
M-21-2020 Map 
FF-44-2020
SPINY DOGFISH – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS
SF-5-2020
2020-2021 OYSTER MECHANICAL HARVEST RESTRICTIONS
SF-5-2020 Map package
September
   

M-15-2020
GILL NET RESTRICTIONS - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS SOUTH OF MANAGEMENT UNIT A – OPENS MANAGEMENT UNIT B (SUBUNITS ONLY), C, D2 AND E TO THE USE OF GILL NETS WITH STRETCHED MESH LENGTH OF 4 INCHES THROUGH 6 ½ INCHES.
M-15-2020 Map package

FF-40-2020
STRIPED BASS – RECREATIONAL – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA – SEASON OPEN
FF-39-2020
STRIPED BASS – COMMERCIAL – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA – SEASON OPEN
FF-38-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – VERMILION SNAPPER – INCREASED TRIP LIMIT
FF-37-2020
KING MACKEREL - RECREATIONAL – INCREASED POSSESSION LIMIT THROUGH MARCH 16, 2021
FF-36-2020
SCUP - COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN- NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS – OPENING OF WINTER II HARVEST PERIOD
M-14-2020
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – OPENING MANAGEMENT UNIT A TO THE USE OF LARGE MESH GILL NETS WITH OVERNIGHT SOAKS

SH-3-2020
CRAB TRAWLING AND TAKING SHRIMP WITH NETS – OPENING A PORTION OF NEW RIVER AND STUMP SOUND
SH-3-2020 Map pkg.

FF-35-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – RED SNAPPER - CLOSURE
M-13-2020
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A - EXPANDS TO THE CHOWAN RIVER
M-13-2020 map
August
  SF-3-2020
SHELLFISH MANAGEMENT AREA – CARTERET COUNTY
FF-34-2020
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
FF-33-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – BLUELINE TILEFISH - CLOSURE
July
 

     

RS-2-2020
RESEARCH SANCTUARY- PINE KNOLL SHORES AQUARIUM
RS-2-2020 Map

FF-32-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – GOLDEN TILEFISH HOOK-AND-LINE COMPONENT - CLOSURE
M-12-2020
RULE SUSPENSION – GILL NET RESTRICTIONS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 4 INCHES AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 5 INCHES- YARDAGE LIMIT DECREASE IN MANAGEMENT UNIT B
FF-31-2020
SPANISH AND KING MACKEREL – COMMERCIAL SPANISH MACKEREL – OPEN HARVEST WITH 500 POUND POSSESSION LIMIT
FF-30-2020
BLUEFISH – COMMERCIAL PURPOSES – REDUCED POSSESSION LIMIT
FF-29-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – RED SNAPPER OPENING AND REGULATORY AMENDMENT 29 – REQUIRED GEAR MODIFICATIONS
FF-28-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – RECREATIONAL – RED SNAPPER – OPEN LIMITED SEASON AND REGULATORY AMENDMENT 29 – REQUIRED GEAR MODIFICATIONS
June
 

 

  FF-24-2020 REVISED
COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SHARK HARVEST - RECREATIONAL CIRCLE HOOK REQUIREMENTS AND HARVEST RESTRICTIONS
FF-27-2020
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
FF-26-2020
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-25-2020
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL PURPOSES- INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS AND ATLANTIC OCEAN WATERS (GEAR SPECIFIC) - SEASON DATES, SIZE AND GEAR RESTRICTIONS
FF-25-2020 Map pkg.
FF-24-2020
COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SHARK HARVEST- RECREATIONAL CIRCLE HOOK REQUIREMENTS AND HARVEST RESTRICTIONS
May
 

 

  PT-4-2020
POTS OPEN – PROVISIONAL POT AREAS IN PAMLICO SOUND AND PAMLICO, BAY, AND NEUSE RIVERS
PT-4-2020 Map Package
FF-23-2020
BLACK SEA BASS – RECREATIONAL PURPOSES - NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
SH-2-2020
CRAB TRAWLING AND TAKING SHRIMP WITH NETS – SOUTHERN REGION
SH-2-2020 Map pkg.
M-11-2020
RULE SUSPENSION – GILL NET RESTRICTIONS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 4 INCHES AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 5 INCHES- YARDAGE INCREASE FOR COMMERCIAL SPANISH MACKEREL DRIFT GILL NET FISHERY
FF-22-2020
SPANISH AND KING MACKEREL – COMMERCIAL SPANISH MACKEREL – OPEN HARVEST
April
    M-10-2020
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A
M-10-2020 map
FF-21-2020
STRIPED BASS RECREATIONAL – ATLANTIC OCEAN FROM OCRACOKE INLET NORTH TO THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA STATE LINE – HARVEST TAGGING AND REPORTING
M-9-2020
RULE SUSPENSION – GILL NET RESTRICTIONS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 4 INCHES AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 5 INCHES- ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS SUBUNIT B.1.
M-9-2020 Map
FF-20-2020
SCUP - COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN- NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS – OPENING OF SUMMER HARVEST PERIOD
PT-3-2020
POTS OPEN – ATLANTIC OCEAN AND INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS WEST AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 58 BRIDGE
PT-3-2020 Map pkg.
FF-19-2020
BLUEFISH – COMMERCIAL PURPOSES – POSSESSION LIMIT
M-8-2020
RULE SUSPENSION - BLUE CRAB FMP AMENDMENT 3 MANAGEMENT MEASURES

M-7-2020
RULE SUSPENSION – REVISED CRAB SPAWNING SANCTUARY BOUNDARIES FOR DRUM INLET AND BARDEN INLET, DESIGNATION OF NEW CRAB SPAWNING SANCTUARIES, AND GEAR AND CRAB HARVEST RESTRICTIONS WITHIN CRAB SPAWNING SANCTUARIES
M-7-2020 Map pkg.

SH-1-2020
CRAB TRAWLING AND TAKING SHRIMP WITH NETS – CENTRAL AND NORTHERN REGIONS BLUE CRAB FMP AMENDMENT 3 CRAB TRAWL CLOSURES IN THE PAMLICO, PUNGO, AND NEUSE RIVERS
SH-1-2020 Map package
M-6-2020
GILL NET RESTRICTIONS - INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS SOUTH OF MANAGEMENT UNIT A – FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH OF 4 INCHES THROUGH 6 ½ INCHES – CLOSES MANAGEMENT UNIT C
March
  FF-18-2020
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
FF-17-2020
FLOUNDER – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS - ATLANTIC OCEAN
FF-16-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – RECREATIONAL – VISION BLUEPRINT RECREATIONAL REGULATORY AMENDMENT 26 – FINAL RULE
FF-15-2020
COBIA - COASTAL FISHING WATERS – RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIA
SS-2-2020
TEMPERATURE AND SANITATION CONTROLS – CLOSED SEASON OYSTER HARVEST
Off-site Tag
Re-submergence Tag
Re-submergence Logbook
SS-1-2020
SHELLFISH TEMPERATURE AND SANITATION CONTROLS
Off-site Tag
Re-submergence Tag
Re-submergence Logbook
FF-14-2020
STRIPED BASS – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA – RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL
M-5-2020
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A
M-5-2020 map
M-4-2020
RULE SUSPENSION – GILL NET RESTRICTIONS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 4 INCHES AND ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GILL NETS WITH A STRETCHED MESH LENGTH LESS THAN 5 INCHES
M-4-2020 map
FF-13-2020
COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SHARK HARVEST- OPENING DATE AND HARVEST RESTRICTIONS
FF-12-2020 (REVISED)
STRIPED BASS – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA – RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL
SF-2-2020
2019-2020 OYSTER SEASON CLOSURE- BRUNSWICK COUNTY
FF-12-2020
STRIPED BASS – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA – RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL
FF-11-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – GOLDEN TILEFISH – LONGLINE COMPONENT - RE-OPENING
RS-1-2020
RESEARCH SANCTUARY- MASONBORO SOUND- UNC-WILMINGTON
RS-1-2020 map
FF-10-2020
FLOUNDER – RECREATIONAL PURPOSES- INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS AND ATLANTIC OCEAN WATERS- 2020 RECREATIONAL SEASON, SIZE AND CREEL LIMITS
FF-9-2020
STRIPED BASS – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA – RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL
FF-8-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – RECREATIONAL – RED GROUPER EXTENDED SPAWNING SEASON CLOSURE
FF-7-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – RED GROUPER – EXTENDED SPAWNING SEASON CLOSURE AND REDUCED TRIP LIMIT
February
    FF-6-2020
STRIPED BASS – ALBEMARLE SOUND MANAGEMENT AREA – RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL
M-3-2020
GILL NETS – ALBEMARLE SOUND AREA – MANAGEMENT UNIT A
FF-5-2020
BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS – ATLANTIC OCEAN – NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
FF-4-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – VISION BLUEPRINT REGULATORY AMENDMENT 27 – FINAL RULE
FF-3-2020
SNAPPER GROUPER COMPLEX – COMMERCIAL – GOLDEN TILEFISH LONGLINE COMPONENT – CLOSURE
M-2-2020
GILL NET RESTRICTIONS: INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS – OPENS MANAGEMENT UNIT C TO THE USE OF GILL NETS WITH STRETCHED MESH LENGTH OF 4 INCHES THROUGH 6 ½ INCHES-IMPLEMENTS GEAR EXEMPTIONS (INCREASES MESH SIZE) FOR THE SHAD FISHERY
M-2-2020 Map package
January
    FF-2-2020
BLACK SEA BASS – RECREATIONAL PURPOSES - NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
PT-2-2020
POTS - OPEN - NORTH AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 58 BRIDGE
FF-1-2020
BLUEFISH – RECREATIONAL PURPOSES – CREEL LIMITS
PT-1-2020
POTS- OPEN-SOUTH AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 58 BRIDGE
M-1-2020
POUND NET SET CLOSURE PERIOD
SF-1-2020
2019-2020 OYSTER MECHANICAL HARVEST CLOSURE