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All North Carolina coastal waters to close to shellfish harvest

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

All coastal waters in North Carolina will temporarily close to shellfish harvest at sunrise Thursday. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is temporarily closing state shellfish waters due to the impending impacts of Hurricane Dorian.

Carter Witten named to lead N.C. Marine Patrol

Monday, February 4, 2019

Carter Witten is the new colonel of the N.C. Marine Patrol. Witten, most recently captain of the Wilmington Marine Patrol District, will receive the golden eagle wings at a pinning ceremony at 3 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries headquarters in Morehead City.

DEQ Secretary Regan says fisheries authorizations endanger coastal resources

Friday, November 30, 2018

The N.C . Department of Environmental Quality’s Secretary Michael S. Regan released the following statement on the Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) that were issued today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to five companies for seismic testing off of North Carolina’s coast.

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