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Commercial fishermen reminded to renew their licenses

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding watermen they need to renew their commercial fishing licenses and permits by June 30 to continue fishing, or in some cases, keep their licenses.

Fisheries amends 2016 recreational fishing bulletin

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The front page of the 2016 Annual Fisheries Bulletin and subsequent news release issued May 25 inadvertently reported the 2015 top five recreationally-harvested species, by pounds, as the 2016 top five recreationally-harvested species, by pounds.

Shrimp catches and sales soared, but overall commercial landings lower in 2016

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A warm autumn kept commercial fishermen catching and selling shrimp up to New Year’s Eve last year, boosting 2016 shrimp landings to the highest since the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Trip Ticket Program began in 1994. But overall, the 60 million pounds of finfish and shellfish commercial fishermen caught and sold at the docks was a 9 percent decrease from 2015. The total estimated dockside value of $94 million was about $700,000 short of the 2015 value. 

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