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New recreational bag limits for spot and Atlantic croaker will take effect April 15, and commercial spot and Atlantic croaker seasons will close beginning in December.

The main phone number for the Elizabeth City office of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has changed.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet by web conference on March 31 beginning at 1 p.m.

Changes to two marine fisheries rules are now in effect. One of the rules pertains to tarpon and the other to the transfer of Standard and Retired Standard Commercial Fishing Licenses.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Meeting scheduled for this afternoon has been postponed.

 

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet by web conference on March 18 beginning at 1 p.m.

The public may listen to the meeting by phone or listen and view presentations online.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by web conference on proposed shellfish leases in Hyde County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 9.

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

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing by web conference on proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 16.

The 2021 recreational flounder season will open Aug. 16 and close Sept. 30 for internal and ocean waters of the state, as prescribed by Amendment 2 to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan. Amendment 3 is currently underway and could impact the open season.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission selected sector harvest allocations of 70% commercial and 30% recreational for the upcoming Amendment 3 to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is reopening the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee appointment process to ensure adequate representation from all user groups.

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet by web conference Feb. 25-26, beginning at 9 a.m. each day.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a series of workshops by web conference over several days in March with the shrimp fishery management plan advisory committee to review draft Amendment 2 to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan.

The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program’s Citizen’s Science Group is asking fishermen and others to answer a questionnaire that will help in the development of a customizable mobile application that will allow fishermen to share information about the fish they catch.