Saturday, January 12, 2013

2013 North Carolina Recreational Bay Scallop Season

In North Carolina, recreational harvesting of bay scallops will be allowed in 2013. The approved harvesting area includes Bogue Sound and internal coastal waters south of Bogue Sound to the South Carolina state line.

The Bogue Sound bay scallop season will open at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 28 and close at 4 p.m. April 1.

Recreational harvest will be allowed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each week. Recreational fishermen may harvest a limit of one bushel per person per day, not to exceed one bushel if two or more fishermen are working from one vessel.

During this time, commercial harvest will be allowed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday of each week. Commercial fishermen may harvest 10 bushels per person per day, not to exceed 20 bushels per vessel, regardless of the number of licensed fishermen working together on a vessel.

Recreational harvest limits cannot be combined with commercial harvest limits.

For specific regulations, see Proclamation SC-1-2013 at

For more information, contact Tina Moore, with the Division of Marine Fisheries, at 252-808-8082 or

source: North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries

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