spiny dogfish

On the Water

What a catch! Elizabeth City woman reels in spiny dogfish at Jennette’s Pier

Elizabeth City angler Lisa Carrothers caught this spiny dogfish while fishing Friday on Jennette’s Pier. The ocean water ...

oregon inlet

On the Water

New Oregon Inlet navigational channel now open

The new navigational channel at Oregon Inlet is now open. Due to shoaling earlier this year that prevented ...



Dare to hold public meeting on erosion, beach nourishment in Rodanthe

Dare County will hold a public meeting to provide information and facilitate a discussion with residents and property ...

spotted seatrout

On the Water

NC Marine Fisheries asks public to report cold stunned spotted seatrout

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is asking the public to report any cold stunned spotted seatrout they ...

blue crab

On the Water

Blue crab harvest closures set

The annual blue crab harvest closures run from Jan. 1, 2023 through Jan. 31, 2023 for North Carolina ...

striped bass

On the Water

Striped bass opens in Albemarle Sound region

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-10-2023 opened the harvest of striped bass taken for recreational purposes in the ...


On the Water

Bluefish opens in 2023 without daily possession limit

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-9-2023 opened the annual commercial bluefish fishery with no daily possession limit. The ...


On the Water

American shad and hickory shad seasons and catch limits set

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-8-2023 sets the 2023 commercial and recreational seasons and harvest restrictions for harvesting ...

gill nets

On the Water

Gill net rule changes now in effect

N.C. Marine Fisheries Proclamation M-2-2023 states in Albemarle Sound Management Unit A, it is unlawful to use fixed ...



State coastal management program offers guidance for recycling natural Christmas trees for dune restoration, sand fencing

As the holiday season winds down, the N.C. Division of Coastal Management is providing guidance to property owners, organizations and ...

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