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Coastal recreational fishing license.
Nc recreational fishing. Fishing also represents a large part of north carolina s recreation and tourism economy with freshwater anglers numbering 1 3 million and spending more than 1 billion each year and saltwater fishermen more than 700 million. Information about fishing in coastal waters. This license can be purchased on a 10 day annual or lifetime basis or combined with a variety of licenses issued by the wildlife resources commission wrc.
1 2007 any person 16 and older who wants to fish recreationally in any water designated as coastal and joint waters of north carolina must purchase a coastal recreational fishing license crfl. Coastal recreational fishing licenses are also available at many tackle shops and sporting goods stores. Recreational fishing size and bag limits guide to legal recreational saltwater fishing be sure you have the right fishing license recreational fishing reports find out what s been caught recently in coastal n c.
Recreational fishing information for anglers. Persons engaged in recreational fishing in north carolina coastal waters are required to possess a coastal recreational fishing license in accordance with g s. Recreational size and creel limits mobile device format.
Commercial recreational and for hire fishing licenses. Visit one of the offices of the division of marine fisheries to purchase a license in person. The plan established the framework for a 62 reduction in southern flounder harvest compared to 2017 in north carolina for 2019 and a 72 reduction in harvest beginning in 2020 to be achieved through various management measures including recreational and commercial season closures.
Artificial reef guide locations and descriptions of n c. Buy a coastal recreational fishing license. North carolina s coastal recreational fishing license crfl administered by the division of marine fisheries dmf is effective jan.