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DREDGING

NCDOT: Bigfoot Slough dredging tentatively scheduled for next week

According to information from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is tentatively scheduled to begin a dredging effort in ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

AIRBOAT

Airboat sinks after incident near Washington Baum Boating Access ramp

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Law Enforcement Division has reported that on Wednesday, September 16 at approximately 11:30 a.m., a 14’ airboat sank near the ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Ocracoke Campground

Ocracoke Campground season extended through winter 2020-21

The Ocracoke Campground will stay open at Cape Hatteras National Seashore after its customary seasonal closure. The campground usually closes after Thanksgiving weekend, but this ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Gill net fishermen reminded about observer requirements

The commercial flounder season opens soon, and the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding gill net fishermen that one of the conditions for the ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Currituck-Knotts Island ferry to resume service Wednesday

The North Carolina Ferry Division plans to resume service of the Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry Wednesday, September 16 pending a United States Coast Guard inspection. Service ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

white marlin

NOAA: Catch and release only through remainder of year for blue and white marlin, roundscale spearfish

NOAA Fisheries has announced that, based on the best available landings information, it has determined that the Atlantic blue marlin, white marlin and roundscale spearfish ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Management Unit A open to flounder fishing with large mesh gill nets

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation M-14-20 opens Management Unit A to the use of large mesh gill nets with overnight soaks for the purpose of ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Marine Fisheries Commission looks at curbing user conflicts associated with shellfish leases

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission took steps toward addressing user conflicts associated with shellfish leases at its August meeting. The commission voted to start ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

seismic testing

AG: North Carolina to continue seismic testing lawsuit despite WesternGeco application withdrawal

North Carolina will keep challenging the U.S. government’s decision to advance seismic testing off the state’s Atlantic coast although a potential testing company has pulled ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Marine Fisheries Commission looking for advisory committee members

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists and other interested parties to sit on various fisheries advisory committees. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

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