North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Draft Catfish Management Plan-for Public Review & Comments

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public input on its draft Catfish Management Plan until April 3, 2019.

The plan, which is an update to the Commission’s 2007 Catfish Management Plan, provides a general outline of goals and strategies that incorporates biological data with angler preferences to ultimately protect and enhance catfish resources in the state. Among the topics covered in the plan are:

  • Collecting sound, science-based information on catfish populations across the state
  • Identifying measures for conserving native catfish populations
  • Discussing the challenges and ecological impacts of non-native catfish introductions
  • Considering the social importance of catfish to citizens
  • Providing recommendations for advancing catfish management across the state
  • Identifying knowledge gaps and research needs


Please submit your comments by April 3, 2019.

Draft Catfish Management Plan