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For up-to-date information on North Carolina licenses, regulations and other wildlife resources, please visit the agency’s website NCWildlife.org.
Both the North Carolina State Saltwater Records program and the North Carolina Saltwater Fishing Tournament (citation program) are operated by the NC Department of Marine Fisheries. A brief explanation and links to these programs on the NCDMF website are provided.
North Carolina State Saltwater Fishing Records
The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has a state record program for anglers who catch trophy saltwater fish. Fish must be weighed at official weigh stations and application forms can be obtained from marinas, some charter boat captains and bait and tackle shops located along the coast. For more information about the saltwater state record program, visit NC Division of Marine Fisheries Web site.
North Carolina Saltwater Fishing Tournament (Citation Program)
The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries also has a citation program recognizing anglers for their outstanding recreational catches of fish most commonly caught in North Carolina. Visit the North Carolina Saltwater Fishing Tournament page for more information on the citation program.