SHARK RECREATIONAL SEASON, SIZE AND POSSESSION LIMITS

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I.              SHARK RECREATIONAL SEASON, SIZE AND POSSESSION LIMITS: PROCLAMATION FF-10-2014(REVISED)   SPECIES AUTHORIZED FOR RECREATIONAL HARVEST Large Coastal Sharks (LCS) (non-ridgeback* LCS & tiger) Small Coastal Sharks (SCS) Pelagic Sharks Other BlacktipBullHammerhead, great** Hammerhead, scalloped** Hammerhead, smooth** Lemon Nurse Spinner Tiger Atlantic SharpnoseBlacknoseBonnethead Finetooth BlueOceanic whitetip**Porbeagle Shortfinmako Thresher Smooth dogfish (smooth hound shark)Spiny dogfish *Sharks… Read more »

2013 commercial and recreational fish and shellfish harvests released

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2013 commercial and recreational fish and shellfish harvests released MOREHEAD CITY – The state’s commercial fishing harvest continued in a three-year decreasing trend in 2013; while the dockside value of that harvest increased for the third straight year. Commercial fishermen sold 50 million pounds of fish and shellfish at North Carolina docks in 2013, a… Read more »

FF-27-2014. RE: SNAPPER-GROUPER COMPLEX-COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES

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It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale vermilion snapper. The season will re-open Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Please refer to the entire proclamation below for any other changes. FF-27-2014 PROCLAMATION. RE: SNAPPER-GROUPER COMPLEX-COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 12:01A.M., Saturday,… Read more »

Engineers: Oregon Inlet too shallow to dredge

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http://hamptonroads.com/2014/04/engineers-oregon-inlet-too-shallow-dredge By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot © April 15, 2014   HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. Oregon Inlet has shoaled to a depth of about 2 feet and is too shallow for dredging. The channel under the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge connecting Hatteras Island to the northern Outer Banks will be left to the elements, according to… Read more »

Spring/summer commercial red drum season will not open

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Spring/summer commercial red drum season will not open MOREHEAD CITY – The spring/summer commercial fishing season for red drum will not open this year because the annual harvest limit was exceeded in the fall/winter season. Preliminary calculations of commercial red drum landings between Sept. 1 and Nov. 23 totaled 260,866 pounds, exceeding the annual harvest… Read more »

Emerald Isle hopes for new pier (my N&O article)

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Emerald Isle hopes for new pier By Richard Ehrenkaufer Correspondent March 5, 2014 Here is my article today in the N&O on the status of a new fishing pier in Emerald Isle. http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/03/05/3676867/emerald-isle-hopes-for-new-pier.html

Recreational fishing for trout is out in Virginia

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By Lee Tolliver The Virginian-Pilot © February 27, 2014 Anglers throughout the lower Chesapeake Bay have voiced concern for weeks about dead or dying speckled trout. Suffering from frequent and substantial dips in water temperature caused by colder-than-normal air this winter, thousands of fish have been seen dead in the shallows or swimming lethargically just… Read more »

MFC Meeting Summary (2/19-21/14)

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Marine Fisheries Commission tackles Observer Program funding, spotted seatrout, shrimp issues MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will submit a report to the legislature that proposes to fund the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Observer Program through commercial fishing license fee increases. The commission endorsed the plan, which was brought forward by the… Read more »

USCG AUX. BOATING SKILLS AND SEAMANSHIP Classes

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UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY, Flotilla 20-10 Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle 11101 TERRILL HORNE III WAY www.SwansboroAux.com CLASS SCHEDULE MARCH/APRIL 2014 BOATING SKILLS AND SEAMANSHIP (BS&S) All classes meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 1900 (7:00 pm) to 2100 (9:00 pm)   DATE         LESSON              SUBJECT                      INSTRUCTOR MAR 10     WELCOME /REGISTRATION                    Gerdsen N C… Read more »