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AG: North Carolina to continue seismic testing lawsuit despite WesternGeco application withdrawal

North Carolina will keep challenging the U.S. government’s decision to advance seismic testing off the state’s Atlantic coast although a potential testing company has pulled ... Read more

7 days ago by Associated Press.

Marine Fisheries Commission looking for advisory committee members

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists and other interested parties to sit on various fisheries advisory committees. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.


Black sea bass commercial fishery north of Cape Hatteras open

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-34-2020 opened the Atlantic Ocean commercial black sea bass fishery north of Cape Hatteras at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

NOAA seeks public input on evaluation of state coastal management and National Estuarine Research Reserve programs

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management will host a virtual public meeting as part of the federal performance evaluation of ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.


Commercial red snapper fishery closes

The commercial harvest of red snapper in federal waters of the south Atlantic closed at 12:01 a.m. local time on Sept. 5, 2020. During the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

false albacore

Fast catch! False albacore landing within minutes of arrival at pier

George Cecil of Manteo caught this false albacore within just a few minutes of arriving at Jennette’s Pier last Monday morning. Also biting were flounder ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

jennette's pier

Fishin’ fun at Jennette’s Pier

Susan Dotterer Dixon, left, and daughter Elizabeth, of Nags Head, hold up a nice king mackerel at Jennette’s Pier that was landed by angler Spike ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

cape hatteras

Cape Hatteras seashore resource update; lifeguards remain at three sites

Sea turtle nesting continues on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. So far, 222 sea turtles have nested on seashore beaches this season. CHNS advises that ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.


North Carolina DMF, WRC release striped bass stock reports

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission released two recently-completed striped bass assessment reports. The Albemarle Sound-Roanoke River benchmark assessment ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

State coastal commission to meet by video conference

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) will meet Sept. 9 by video conference. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. The public may join the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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