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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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Gretchen
2016 years 2 months ago

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.

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marine4003
2016 years 2 months ago

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.

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John volborth
2016 years 2 months ago

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…

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Guest 10101
2016 years 2 months ago

“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).

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Guest666
2016 years 2 months ago

“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.

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