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Management Unit A open to flounder fishing with large mesh gill nets

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation M-14-20 opens Management Unit A to the use of large mesh gill nets with overnight soaks for the purpose of harvesting flounder.

The proclamation is effective 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15.

The fishery is open in accordance with Amendment 2 to the N.C. Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan and the Sea Turtle Incidental take Permit.

Management Unit A encompasses all Internal Coastal Waters bound on the south by 35° 46.3000′ N latitude to the North Carolina/Virginia state line. This includes Albemarle, Currituck, Croatan and Roanoke sounds and their tributaries.

Management Subunits A1 and A2 are also opened, including Albemarle Sound and Joint waters of the Chowan, Perquimans, Little, and Pasquotank rivers.

Black Walnut Point to Mackey’s Creek is not open to any gill net use. This includes Roanoke, Cashie, Middle and Eastmost rivers.

For details in the proclamation, go to portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/proclamation-m-14-2020.

READ MORE IN OUR ON THE WATER SECTION HERE.

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