NCWRC seeking public comments on flounder closure


NCWRC regulates flounder caught in inland waters

By now, most anglers know that the NCDMF has ruled against opening a recreational flounder harvest season for 2024. Now, the NCWRC, which is responsible for managing certain saltwater species of fish that are caught in inland waters, is proposing to do the same. The agency is seeking input from the public about this proposed temporary rule change.


“The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) has been responsible for managing North Carolina’s wildlife resources since 1947. Rules are one means of managing these resources to serve the interests of the state’s citizens. We rely on the public’s cooperation and assistance in this endeavor. Thus, we urge you to submit your comments and appreciate your participation.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) has stated they will not open the recreational flounder harvest season in 2024 due to the recreational sector exceeding the 2023 harvest allotment. To be consistent with the annual quota management measure of the North Carolina Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3 and with the NCDMF closure of the recreational season in coastal waters, the proposed amendments will close the flounder harvest season in 2024.”

Click here to provide your comments to NCWRC concerning this closure.

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