Shark, Spiny Dogfish

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Regulations

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  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size or possession limit for recreational anglers. Spiny Dogfish may not be retained for bait during the closed commercial season.

  • Gear Hook and Line Only

  • Additional Notes
    No person shall fish for, or land, any shark or shark parts. It is against the law to buy or sell any shark, shark parts or shark products. It is illegal to export or import sharks, shark parts or shark products. If you hook a shark while fishing, you must promptly release it into the sea unharmed.

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Measurements Min Size: 54 in Fork Length

  • Aggregate Information Name: Other Sharks Limit: 1

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Measurements Min Size: 64 in Total Length

  • Aggregate Information Name: Shark Limit: 1

  • Additional Notes
    Hook and line only.
    Please consider releasing all shark species, especially if you are unsure of the species identity.

  • Additional Notes
    Finning prohibited

  • Additional Notes
    No size limit. No possession limit. No closed season.

  • Additional Notes
    No bag limit. No size limit.

  • Additional Notes
    No bag limit. No minimum size.

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum length. No daily creel limit. No closed season.

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Measurements Min Size: 30 in Fork Length

  • Aggregate Information Name: Small Sharks Limit: 1

  • Additional Notes
    Hook and line only. Please consider releasing all shark species.

  • Additional Notes
    Spiny dogfish and smoothhound sharks (smooth dogfish) are exempt from harvest and size restrictions.
    See most recent NCDENR Proclamation.

For a list of official country and state regulations, visit here