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Atlantic Ocean flounder season now open

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-9-2019 opens the Atlantic Ocean commercial flounder season and establishes a 22,500 pound possession limit and a 12,500 pound offload limit for the harvest period.

The fishery opened at 12:01 a.m., Sunday, April 14. The fishery will close by proclamation once the annual North Carolina quota is reached or at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, whichever occurs first.

States the proclamation, “the intent of this proclamation is to establish harvest periods and limits for the taking of flounder from the Atlantic Ocean to assure that the quota allocated to North Carolina in the joint Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council/Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Fishery Management Plan for Summer Flounder is not exceeded.”

READ MORE IN OUR ON THE WATER SECTION HERE.

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