Gill Net and Seine Restrictions: Deer & Schoolhouse Creek

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PROCLAMATION: M-29-2013 RE:  GILL NET AND SEINE RESTRICTIONS: DEER AND SCHOOLHOUSE (ROCKY RUN) CREEKS IN CAPE CARTERET Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries, hereby announces that effective at 8:30 P.M.  Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the following provisions shall apply to the use of gill nets and seines: I.  AREA DESCRIPTION-CARTERET COUNTY… Read more »

Division of Marine Fisheries receives sea turtle permit for gill net fisheries

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Division of Marine Fisheries receives sea turtle permit for gill net fisheries MOREHEAD CITY (9/11/13) – The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries today signed an agreement with the National Marine Fisheries Service that implements a statewide incidental take permit for sea turtles in the estuarine large and small mesh gill net fisheries. The permit authorizes the… Read more »

State’s Oyster Shell Recycling Ends

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State’s Oyster Shell Recycling EndsPosted: 05 Sep 2013 10:00 PM PDT The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ 10-year-old program to recycle oyster shells into oyster reefs ended earlier this summer after the N.C. General Assembly deleted the program’s money from the state budget.

MFC Takes Action on Several Issues

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Marine Fisheries Commission takes action on several issues (nr 40-13)   MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission took action last week on several issues impacting commercial and recreational fishermen, including votes on two petitions for rulemaking. The commission voted to: Deny a petition for rulemaking that proposed reclassifying most internal coastal waters as… Read more »

NCDMF Proclimations: FF-43-2013, FF-44-2013,M-23-2013

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LARGE MESH GILL NETS: INTERNAL COASTAL WATERS http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/proclamation-m-23-2013   SNAPPER-GROUPER COMPLEX-COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/proclamation-ff-43-2013   BLACK SEA BASS – COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/proclamation-ff-44-2013

Critical Habitat for Loggerhead Sea Turtles-Meeting

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ANNOUNCEMENT – https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/08/21/2013-20229/proposed-designation-of-marine-critical-habitat-for-the-loggerhead-sea-turtle-caretta-caretta-under   All, Thank you again for your continued interest concerning the loggerhead critical habitat designation issue, and as mentioned a couple times in the past; the critical habitat designation is twofold – “on the land” is under the jurisdiction of the US Fish & Wildlife Service and the “in the water” designation… Read more »