Commercial bluefish fishery opens without possession limit

Published 2:23 pm Thursday, January 7, 2021

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-6-2021 opened the commercial bluefish fishery and removes the possession limit at 12:01 a.m., Jan. 1, 2021.

The proclamation applies to the commercial bluefish fishery in Coastal Fishing Waters.

The fishery will close by proclamation once the commercial quota is projected to be reached or Dec. 31, 2021, whichever occurs first.

The intent of this proclamation is to open the commercial bluefish season and manage the quota allocated to North Carolina in the joint Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council/Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Bluefish Fishery Management Plan.

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