Commercial bluefish fishery now open

Published 7:18 am Wednesday, January 5, 2022

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-1-2022 opened the 2022 commercial bluefish fishery at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2022 and removed the possession limit for the commercial bluefish fishery. The fishery will close by proclamation once the commercial quota is projected to be reached or Dec. 31, 2022, whichever occurs first.

The proclamation states: “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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