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01 Dec

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Announced 2023 Flounder Season…..Disappointing Anglers Again

The North Carolina recreational fishing community again had the door slammed in their face in regards to Flounder Fishing in 2023. On June 28th, the North Carolina Marine Fisheries announced that the state’s Flounder season would again only be open a mere 14 days. This year’s open period is from September 15th to September 29th.

Many of North Carolina’s recreational fishermen have voiced their anger with the commission for there lack of changes that seems to only further population problems. The biggest concern of most anglers is the lack of action to remove or reduce the state’s commercial trawling in the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and other large estuaries in North Carolina. While commercial trawling is likely the largest concern, other issues continue to exist that impact the state’s Flounder spawning and growth to maturity.

Below you find a link to the North Carolina Marine Fishery’s official announcement of the Flounder season regulations.




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