Striped Bass Commercial Fishing Information

Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Contact Quota Season Size Limit (TL) Possession Restrictions
Charlton Godwin
800-338-7805
295,495 lbs Will be established by proclamation by fishery 28" Minimum size Will be established by proclamation by fishery Daily reporting
by dealers
Roanoke River Management Area

Roanoke River Management Area

The Roanoke River Management Area (RRMA) is designated as Roanoke River and its joint and inland tributaries, including Middle, Eastmost and Cashie rivers, up to the Roanoke Rapids dam. 

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There is no commercial fishery in the Roanoke River Management Area.

Albemarle Sound Management Area

Albemarle Sound Management Area

The Albemarle Sound Management Area (ASMA) is designated as Albemarle Sound and all its joint and inland water tributaries, (except for the Roanoke, Middle, Eastmost and Cashie rivers), Currituck, Roanoke and Croatan sounds and all their joint and inland water tributaries, including Oregon Inlet, north of a line beginning at a point 35° 48 .3693’N - 75° 43 .7232’W on Roanoke Marshes Point, running southeasterly to a point 35° 44 .1710’N - 75° 31 .0520’W on the north point of Eagle Nest Bay.

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Contact Quota Season Size Limit (TL) Possession Restrictions
Nathaniel Hancock
800-338-7805
25,608 lbs Oct 1- April 30, closes when quota is met. See proclamations. 18 inches minimum Will be established by proclamation Daily reporting
by dealers
Central Southern Management Area

Central Southern Management Area

The Central Southern Management Area (CSMA) is designated as all internal coastal, and joint and contiguous inland waters south of a line beginning at a point 35° 48 .3693’N - 75° 43 .7232’W on Roanoke Marshes Point, running southeasterly to a point 35° 44 .1710’N - 75° 31 .0520’W on the north point of Eagle Nest Bay, to the South Carolina line.

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Contact Regulations
Todd Mathes
800-338-7804
Closed; no harvest allowed
Cape Fear River

Cape Fear River

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Contact Regulations
Chris Stewart
800-248-4536
Closed; no harvest allowed