Press Releases

2021 recreational flounder season announced

Thursday, March 4, 2021

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.

N.C. Environmental Management Commission to Meet March 10-11

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will meet remotely Wednesday and Thursday, March 10-11, 2021 by teleconference. The public is invited to attend the meetings online or by phone. Agendas are available here.

RELEASE: 2021 ozone season begins today

Monday, March 1, 2021

March 1 marks the beginning of the 2021 ozone season, as state and local environmental agencies renew their daily air quality forecasts for ozone across North Carolina. From now through October 31,

Scott Farm Road Mine Public Hearing

Monday, March 1, 2021

Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR) plans to hold a public hearing on the Scott Farm Road Mine application.  The Mine application for Mining Permit No. 52-16 (Pending) is for a sand mining operation in Jones County.

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