[caption id="attachment_9613" align="alignright" width="599"] Rocky Carter, far right, helps volunteers build the Oyster Highway in the New River near Jacksonville.[/caption] The North Carolina Wildlife Federation announced the winners of the 56th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards today and CCA NC Legacy Life Member and Executive Board...

 The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is moving toward implementing commercial and recreational flounder seasons to end overfishing and rebuild the overfished southern flounder stock.  The commission voted last week to accept the recommendations of the Division of Marine Fisheries in their entirety as its preferred management options...

By Rip Woodin Editor CCA NC   A 20-year wait for a fisheries management solution to rescue collapsingSouthern flounder stocks may come to an end this August when the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission hopes to adopt significant harvest reductions before the fall season when most flounder are caught,...

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Director Steve Murphey has issued proclamations that will closestriped bass season for commercial and recreational fishermen March 11 in the Central Southern Management Area, according to a DMF news release. The CSMA encompasses all internal waters from just south of Oregon...

The Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Washington regional office, 943 Washington Square Mall, Washington.   The committee is assisting the Division of Marine Fisheries with development of Amendment 2 to the...