MFC approves mandatory harvest reporting for commercial and recreational fishermen

During a special meeting held online on Thursday, June 6, the North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries passed a temporary motion, created by the North Carolina General Assembly, which requires commercial and recreational fishermen to report their harvests to the Department of Marine Fisheries beginning on December 1. Commercial fishermen will be required to report […]

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MFC meeting brings new regulations for commercial and recreational fisheries

At its business meeting this week, the commission closed commercial mullet fishing on the weekends and the recreational flounder season for 2024. At its May business meeting, which it held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, in Beaufort, the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission voted on new regulations for striped mullet harvest, updated the public about […]

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Dare County Emergency Management improves 911 access on Hatteras Island

Drew Pearson and James Wooten, two members of Dare County Emergency Management, delivered a Compact Rapid Deployable (CRD) device to the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) on Tuesday, March 5. The CRDs will allow Hatteras Island fire stations to provide access to Dare County’s 911 Communication Center when phone service is down. They will also […]

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Marine Fisheries Commission to vote on mullet regulations Thursday

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission will vote to approve the preferred fishery management plan for striped mullet on Thursday afternoon during its February business meeting in New Bern. After a stock assessment ending in 2019 from the North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries found mullet is overfished and overfishing is occurring, the DMF recommended […]

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Public comment held on proposed mullet fishery regulation

The Department of Environmental Quality is adding restrictions to mullet harvest after it found the stock is overfished. In a contentious meeting on Thursday, January 18, the Northern Regional Advisory Committee recommended weekend closures on commercial striped mullet harvest, including stop net harvesting, with a six to one vote. The advisory committee abstained from voting […]

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