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State issues emergency declaration for Woodlake Dam

Friday, June 9, 2017

Officials with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and state Attorney General’s Office announced Friday that the state has issued an emergency declaration and will move forward with plans to breach Woodlake Dam in Moore County to ensure the safety of downstream communities.

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.

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