RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 9, 2010) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved proposed changes to the state’s hunting, fishing and trapping regulations.
Following a process of reviewing public comments received online, by letter and at nine public hearings across the state, the Commission voted on the proposed regulation changes at its Nov. 4 meeting.
The proposals presented at the public hearings were adopted by the Commission with a few minor changes, which included:
The Commission also approved an increase in the minimum size limit for spotted sea trout in inland fishing waters from 12 inches to 14 inches; the daily creel limit remains 10 fish per day. In addition, a 12-inch minimum size limit and a one fish daily creel limit were established for gray trout in inland fishing waters.
Other hunting, fishing and trapping proposals were adopted as presented at the public hearings in September.
For the full text of the original proposals download the 2010-11 Public Hearings booklet. For more information on the rulemaking process, download “From Proposal to Regulation.”