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The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission says that recreational and commercial southern flounder fishing will close on September 4.
Proposed regulations could start reining in certain commercial and recreational fisherman.
North Carolina fishermen who make seafood their business are resisting efforts to change rules that may allow some to skirt recreational catch limits.
The public will have a chance to speak during a meeting in New Bern that could lead to commercial shrimp trawling restrictions in North Carolina.
Fisherman will have new regulations to follow starting Jan. 1.
The state Marine Fisheries Commission is meeting this week to consider possible limits that could reduce the catch of southern flounder by up to 60 percent.