Commercial season for Atlantic flounder open

Published 3:06 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-64-2021 opened the Atlantic Ocean commercial flounder season at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.

The proclamation establishes a 20,000-pound offload limit for the harvest period. Vessels can possess landing limits for other states, but it is unlawful to offload those fish in North Carolina.

The fishery will close by proclamation once the annual North Carolina quota is reached or at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, whichever occurs first.

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