Take notice trout fishermen. There are now new regulations in effect for both recreational and commercial fishermen in the coastal waters of North Carolina.
The recreational bag limit for spotted seatrout, as of Monday, decreased from 10 fish to six fish per person per day, and no more than two of the six fish may be greater than 24 inches in length.
The current 14-inch minimum size limit will remain in effect. Also, the commercial harvest of spotted seatrout (possession and sale) will be prohibited year-round from midnight Friday to midnight Sunday each week. The current 14-inch minimum size limit will remain in effect for commercial catches as well.