Fishing Resources



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NC Division of Marine Fisheries

The Division of Marine Fisheries is dedicated to ensuring sustainable marine and estuarine fisheries and habitats for the benefit of the people of North Carolina. The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is responsible for the stewardship of the state's marine and estuarine resources. The DMF's jurisdiction encompasses all coastal waters and extends to 3 miles offshore. Agency policies are established by the 9-member Marine Fisheries Commission and the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. North Carolina is a member of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

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Take Me Fishing

Fishing Licenses Sustain Our Resources. When you purchase a fishing license, you're helping to protect, preserve and enhance the sport of fishing today and for generations to come. Additionally, State Conservation Efforts: There are great stories to demonstrate how Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) funds are being used for specific conservation activities in North Carolina.

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Piedmont Crappie Classics

We have directed fishing tournaments going on 26 years, with a flawless reputation of honesty and fairness, and have a great schedule of 25 events planned for 2010. Please visit our website and look it over to see exactly what we do for the fishing community.