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Commercial mechanical oyster harvesting now open

 

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation SF-5-2020 opens the season to commercial harvest of oysters from public bottom by mechanical methods, including the bays in Pamlico Sound, in accordance with the N.C. Oyster Fishery Management Plan Amendment 4.

The proclamation became effective at sunrise on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.

The proclamation notes the following:

It is unlawful for the catch container (bag, cage) attached to a dredge to extend more than two feet in any direction from the tooth bar.

Mechanical oyster harvest will be

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