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The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a workshop via web conference on Dec. 8 to review the draft Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for Interjurisdictional Fisheries with the plan advisory committee.

Commercial season closures for spot and for croaker will begin on different dates in December.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by web conference on proposed shellfish leases in Pender County at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by web conference on a proposed shellfish lease in New Hanover County at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission selected their preferred management options for the draft Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 during their November business meeting.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet in-person Nov. 17-19 at the Islander Hotel & Resort, 102 Islander Dr, Emerald Isle. The commission office will also livestream the meeting online.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a workshop by webinar Nov. 8-10 with scientists to review the draft assessment of the North Carolina striped mullet stock.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Commercial Resource Fund Committee and the Funding Committee for the N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Fund will meet jointly by web conference on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.

The N.C. Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee will meet by web conference at 1 p.m. Oct. 25.

Nothing says fall on the coast of North Carolina like the beginning of oyster season, when people pull out the fire grates and steamer pots and get ready to slurp down a salty treat.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding anyone conducting or interested in aquaculture operations that permits are required for different activities, and they are available at no cost.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comment on the Draft Coastal Habitat Protection Plan 2021 Amendment and Appendix.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is accepting public comment on proposed amendments and re-adoption of 109 rules under a state-mandated periodic review schedule.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries announced today the temporary closure of license sales through the Elizabeth City Office will go into effect on Oct. 1 and will continue until further notice. 

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comment on the Draft Coastal Habitat Protection Plan 2021 Amendment and Appendix.