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Atlantic flounder season opened Sept. 8

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-50-2021 opened the Atlantic Ocean commercial flounder season at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 8, 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 offload 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.

This article corrects a previously issued media release. Instead of a Sept. 4 open, the fishery opened Sept. 8.

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