The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is selling a limited-edition print to commemorate the launch of the state's first coastal recreational fishing license.

The print, by North Carolina artist Duane Raver, depicts red drum chasing a school of finger mullet in an estuary. The Marine Fisheries Commission decided it was fitting to have the red drum, the state's official saltwater fish, serve as the subject for this print.

The cost is $50 for a signed and numbered print and $150 for a signed and numbered artist's proof. The print size is 12x14 inches. Visit to view the print or place an order.

Starting Jan. 1, 2007, North Carolina for the first time will require anglers recreationally fishing in the state's coastal waters to have a fishing license. The Coastal Recreational Fishing License will be available on a 10-day, annual or lifetime basis, or can be purchased with a variety of licenses issued by the Wildlife Resources Commission. Visit to learn more about this license.

Proceeds from the sale of the print will be placed in the Marine Fisheries Commission's Conservation Fund to conserve and protect marine resources through educational initiatives.