Atlantic flounder season now open
North Caroline Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-50-2021 opened the Atlantic Ocean commercial flounder season at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2021.
This fishery is for summer flounder which is not over-fished and is found off northern coastal states. North Carolina watermen will fish off northern coasts and return to North Carolina to off load catch in order to use the quota.
The proclamation also sets a 100-pound trip limit for vessels employing trawls.
The fishery will close by proclamation once the annual North Carolina quota is reached.
Ferry service reduced on Hatteras-Ocracoke route, suspended for three days on Currituck-Knotts Island route
Five employees with the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division assigned to the ferry route between Hatteras and Ocracoke... read more