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Commercial horseshoe crab season now open

  North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation M-2-2021 opened the season to the commercial harvest of horseshoe crabs from…

 

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation M-2-2021 opened the season to the commercial harvest of horseshoe crabs from 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. April 30, 2021.

The daily harvest limit is established at 50 horseshoe crabs per fishing operation.

Effective May 1, 2021, it is unlawful to possess horseshoe crabs taken in a commercial fishing operation.

The intent of this proclamation is to allow North Carolina to comply with the requirements of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fisheries Management Plan

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