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Flounder gigging is a very popular recreational fishing activity in North Carolina’s waterways, sounds, bays, and rivers. Currently there are no on-going programs in North Carolina to monitor recreational flounder gigging harvest. Past gigging surveys indicated that the harvest from this group may exceed the hook and line catch. Estimates of catch from this sector are needed to better understand the impact this group has on the overall flounder population and to accurately estimate harvest. The NCDMF will initiate flounder gigging surveys in 2010 using a list of those who identified flounder gigging activity when purchasing their coastal recreational fishing license.
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