USACE Dredging schedule (2/19/14)

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredging Schedule (2/19/14) – gov’t plant only http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Portals/59/docs/navigation/Dredging/FY14%20Dredge%20Schedule%20-%2019%20Feb%2014.pdf

Waters closed to commercial and recreational spotted seatrout harvest

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Waters close to commercial and recreational spotted seatrout harvest (see list of regions where stun events have been confirmed) MOREHEAD CITY – North Carolina will close all coastal and inland waters to commercial and recreational spotted seatrout harvest at noon Wednesday and remain closed until June 15. N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Director Louis Daniel… Read more »

MFC approves 14 CRFL Grants

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Marine Fisheries Commission approves 14 Coastal Recreational Fishing License Grants MOREHEAD CITY – Revenues from the N.C. Coastal Recreational Fishing License will pay nearly $2 million in the coming year toward projects to help provide coastal fishing access and fisheries and habitat research. The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission, in December, approved 14 grants, totaling $1.78… Read more »

New black drum harvest limits take effect Jan. 1

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New black drum harvest limits take effect Jan. 1 MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding fishermen that new harvest limits on black drum will take effect New Year’s Day. Louis Daniel, director of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, issued a proclamation today that implements the following regulations Jan. 1:… Read more »

USACE dredging schedule

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USACE dredging schedule: Looks like Bogue Inlet will get some dredging later this month. The Merritt will be here from Dec. 11-17 and Dec. 27-31. http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Portals/59/docs/navigation/Dredging/FY14%20Dredge%20Schedule-%203%20Dec%2013.pdf

Commercial red drum season closes tomorrow

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                         Commercial red drum season closes tomorrow MOREHEAD CITY – Commercial fishermen have likely exceeded the red drum harvest limit allocated for the winter harvest period, and the season will close Saturday. Landings calculated just from electronically-submitted trip tickets showed fishermen have caught 144,258 pounds of the 150,000-pound harvest limit allocated for the Sept. 1… Read more »

MFC adopts changes in shad/black drum fisheries

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Marine Fisheries Commission adopts changes in shad/black drum fisheries (I have edited this to cover black drum, spotted sea trout and sheepshead only) MOREHEAD CITY – Action taken by the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission last week will bring regulatory changes in the American shad and black drum fisheries in 2014. The commission voted to shorten… Read more »

Public comment sought on spotted seatrout management

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Public comment sought on spotted seatrout management measures MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is accepting public comment until Jan. 18. on a draft supplement to the Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management Plan. The draft supplement provides the Marine Fisheries Commission with alternatives to implementing stricter commercial and recreational spotted seatrout fishing regulations… Read more »

N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet Nov. 13-15

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MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet Nov. 13-15 at the Double Tree by Hilton, 2717 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach. The meeting begins with public comment periods at 6 p.m. Nov. 13. The business meeting is at 9 a.m. Nov. 14 and continues at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15. The commission… Read more »

Waters reopen to flounder gill nets

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Waters reopen to flounder gill nets MOREHEAD CITY – Waters south of Oregon Inlet will reopen to set flounder gill nets Sept. 30. N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Director Louis Daniel issued proclamations yesterday that will reopen parts of Pamlico Sound, upper Core Sound and estuarine waters south of the N.C. 58 bridge that have… Read more »