Fish Stocking Permits

Anyone interested in stocking inland, public fishing waters (public freshwaters) with fish, mollusks or crustaceans must obtain a stocking permit issued by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

The purpose of this regulation is to protect native or legally established aquatic species from the potentially damaging effects of unauthorized stockings.

Related Information

Stocking Permit Application
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