I know all people want to do is talk about the MFC's decision on commercial shrimping but they also passed this for the 2017 cobia season:
Thanks for the call today about the cobia regulations that were passed last week at the MFC meeting in Wilmington. Below is the motion that was passed and will become the regulation as soon as a proclamation can be made.
2017 Cobia Recreational Season and Management Measures Motion by Joe Shute to start the 2017 North Carolina cobia season May 1 and run through Aug. 31 with a 1-fish-per-day-per-person possession limit; a 4-fish-per-vessel maximum possession limit for private and charter; and a 36-inch fork length size limit, seven days per week. The charter boat limit of 4-fish-per-day includes the captain and mate, as well as customers. All cobia harvested shall be recorded and tagged at a current or future NC Citation Station location. Length and weight shall be recorded to help provide a more accurate harvest by number and weight for future reference. Second by Chuck Laughridge. Motion carries 5-0 with 3 abstentions