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Fishing regulations change Monday

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KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Monday ushers in the unofficial start of the fall fishing season and there are new rules and regulation that could end your season early if your not aware.

Marine Patrol Officials say the biggest change that fishermen will see starting Monday is in the way license suspensions are enforced.

Two violations, and your license will now be suspended for 30 days. Four violations, and you won't be able to set a line for at least one year.

Rules and regulations vary from fish to fish.

"We're constantly checking seven days a week, 24 hours a day," said Michael Ervin of the Marine Patrol. "We're looking for people that may be violating the law or those that are not."

Officials say the best way to learn about the new rules is to obtain a copy from your local pier house or bait shop.

Click here for a link to the latest North Carolina fishing rules and regulations.

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Drama Queens...

Every time the regulations change, everybody goes nuts. The Regs are not that complicated and the catch limits for recreational fisherman are reasonable enough to feed a family and still put a few in the freezer. I still go out and fish all day. It isn't illegal to catch more than your limit, it is illegal to keep more than your limit. It you want to get mad about the fishing regs get mad at CFPUA, big hog farms, golf courses and all the other polluters of our estuaries.

Drama Queen's Red Herring

A red herring is a clue which is intentionally or unintentionally misleading or distracting from the actual issue.

What's a hog farm and a water works company got-a-do with what we talking about? We are upset with the fees to not stock the ocean and fines for well, who knows?

Yea! I am going nuts!!

Fishing...

It's absolutely ridiculous to have to buy a license to fish on our coastal waters. Possibly inland where they may use that money to restock populations, but for those of us with a hook and a line to catch some dinner from the ocean?! I am all for having limits on fish, length restrictions,etc but to charge residents who already pay local, state and federal taxes to catch one darn fish is just another government way to aggravate us.

May I Chime in here? Those "License(s), ) Are if I'm Not mistaken, used to Improve ACCESS/BOATING RAMPS Addintionally PUBLIC ASSECS AREAS, and upkeep so such areas..... This is a Part of the Rec. Funds Lisense(s) are to go for...
Also purchasing, new access areas, (with the help of grants), to give US the Normal Fisherm/woman, an greater access to MORE Water(s)...
As if ANYONE ARE BULDING NEW PIERS ON OUR COAST AS OF LATE

I am all for having limits on fish, length restrictions,etc but to charge residents who already pay local, state and federal taxes to catch one darn fish is just another government way to aggravate us

WE NEED MORE *ENFORCEMENT* On our waters, check How many DMF Officers there are on Duty @ ANY one time, COMPARED to the Area(s) they have to cover, (square Miles)... It's ALOT.

If you have seen the "violations that I've seen ."everday", you would know what I mean..
There's out-right massive Poaching up-on Our Waters 24/7....It happens MORE OFTEN than you think...

Our elected leaders run for these jobs to set there agenda's, in these cases we have people who whould rather "protect" all species and eliminate fishing for all of us recreational fishermen, the only way to stop these fools is band toghter and fight. otherwise...bye bye fishing.

2 groups O worry about, that WANT to shutdown Fishing/Shellfishing...
Audubon Socitey
AND
Sea Turtle Groups, In other words, *Progressives**....
They want Beach access and Surf Fishing shut down..

Fishing license Baloney

It's absolutely ridiculous to have to buy a license to fish on our coastal waters. Possibly inland where they may use that money to restock populations, but for those of us with a hook and a line to catch some dinner from the ocean?! I am all for having limits on fish, length restrictions,etc but to charge residents who already pay local, state and federal taxes to catch one darn fish is just another government way to aggravate us. Ugh, just pathetic.

Our elected leaders run for

Our elected leaders run for these jobs to set there agenda's, in these cases we have people who whould rather "protect" all species and eliminate fishing for all of us recreational fishermen, the only way to stop these fools is band toghter and fight. otherwise...bye bye fishing.

Where the hell do you

Where the hell do you tbaggers see the elmination of fishing in these regs?

Comment Policy

Just read your comment policy. I can't think of anyone that you didn't "protect" from being insulted or offended...except anyone that would like to speak his mind without being vulgar. Your Comment Policy is offensive to anyone with an ounce of sense. You might just as well side up with the rest of the "woke up this morning looking to be offended" group. I'm about tired of people and government telling me what I can do and what I cannot do. Y'all just keep pushin' and see what happens...

"or those that are not" ???

"We're constantly checking seven days a week, 24 hours a day," said Michael Ervin of the Marine Patrol. "We're looking for people that may be violating the law or those that are not."

Why would they be looking 24/7 for "those that are not"? That makes no sense at all (if that's what was actually said).

"We're looking for people

"We're looking for people that may be violating the law or those that are not."

The above is a quote from the news story. Why would a game warden look for people who are NOT violating to law? Some what of a dim-witted remark. If I want fish, I will go to the store and buy it until I have to be licensed to do that.

The sad thing

The sad thing about this whole situation is that our government has allowed this to happen. When did it become right for orgs like this to think they own the ocean or the air? God created it for all and the fact that they force people to have licenses and then make the rules so strict is ridiculous

What happened?

They say business is booming at the beach! Well back in the 1980’s there were more motels, shops and restaurants along the coast without the not-so-famous “coastal” fishing licenses. Red “No Vacancy” signs were common on weekends. We use to wait in line at the famous restaurants. What happened? Today the only thing I know we are charged more than double for dinning out and lodging. Where are all my fellow fishermen? Some say government should learn from business, well it looks as if they did. Raise the price in fines and fees to offset the low volume.

taxes are like crack

taxes are like crack to politicians ...i guess the marine folks are getting in on the party . i like the the way the clown said it all... we are looking for people who sre breaking the law AND those who aren`t !!! they just like harrassing people with that little bit of power WE have given to them . russia isn`t as communist as the u.s.a. has become !!!

This is stupid

This is what we are paying $15 per license for?
What happened to the improved boat ramps, fresh water wash downs, cleaning tables etc.

After the election, we need to get around to some serious work of straightening this mess out.

Remember when salt water fishing was free?

This must have been another idea from Bev (let's suspend elections for a while) Perdue.

Thank God there's an election this year.

Great work! Let's

Great work! Let's over-regulate sport fishing out of existence.

How's that HOPE and CHANGE

How's that HOPE and CHANGE thing working out for yaw? Closures on 1 of America's greatest freedoms, sometimes 7 to 8 mos at a time? You can't even go down to the creek without a marine biologist to identify the fish, an accountant to keep track of the number of the fish you have caught, and a safety specialist on board to make sure you have not violated the
1- Coast Guards rules
2NCDMF- Marine Fisheries Rules
3 NCWRC- NC wildlife resources rules
4 BCLEO- Brunswick County Law Enforcement Rules

And possibly Homeland Security, Tsa's and god knows who else's rules just to go fishin, I need a new hobby!

Really?

You do realize that 3 of the 4 agencies you listed have nothing to do with the federal government, right? And this article is only about NC laws. Yet you still have to open with a thinly veiled angry statement about the President?

The requirement for a

The requirement for a salt-water fishing license became law in 2005.... way before the "hope and change" guy became a factor.

Hope-.n-Change

Went out to the waterway today with my husband, who begrudgingly got his license. I was just messing around with the rod and reel that had seized up for him, amusing myself catching some crabs. He saw a boat that looked like the game and fish folks and he told me to drop the pole just in case. Dm I couldn't have casted out anyhow but I got paranoid and said I'm done and wanted to go home. Can I attach some twine to a stick or do I need a specified license for that?!

fishing rules

Looks like BM (sounds right) is upset that 3 of 4 monitoring organizations are state and local yet wants to blame the President for fishing regulation that existed well before he was twinkle in his daddy's eye. Dayum "librels"!

Idiot

Yeah cause fishing regulations all started under President Obama......

I doubt you can afford a new hobby, but your trailer needs painting.

Fishing?

My son asked me why,now that I am retired,don't I go fishing? As I see it, I have to buy two licenses to fish but am not allowed to catch any fish.

I'll just stay home and read articles about government regulations that prohibit catching the finny creatures....I don't need a license for that.....yet.

The New Nazi state

That's why the Fishing Gestapos have ordered all those hollow points..to keep people like y'all from talking bad about them. You have to have a permit for that, you know..