New Year Brings New NC Fishing Rules


The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries proclaimed changes effective Jan. 1 to striped bass size limits, commercial bluefish quotas, the opening of commercial black sea bass fishing, commercial and recreational cobia fishing and the mechanical harvest of clams from public areas.

Higher Snow Crab Quota in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2022

Snow crab is one of Canada’s most profitable fisheries and is a significant economic driver in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. Due to Canada’s robust science and sustainable fishery management practices, the snow crab stock in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence is healthy and is showing signs of continued health. 

Commercial Gillnet Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone Closed on February 25, 2022

February 28, 2022 NOAA Fisheries

Commercial gillnet harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone closed at 12 p.m., local time, on February 25, 2022.

NOAA Fisheries Announces Increase in the Commercial Quota for Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia in Federal Waters of the Atlantic

November 10, 2021 NOAA Fisheries

The commercial quota for Atlantic cobia will increase from 50,000 pounds (lbs) to 73,116 lbs based on the results of the latest population assessment.

Canada’s Federal Government Rejects Lobster Quota For Commercial Inshore Fleet

October 13, 2020 Paul Withers · CBC News

The Trudeau government says it will not impose a quota on the Atlantic Canadian commercial inshore lobster fishery, rejecting a proposal floated by several Mi’kmaw leaders.