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Reprinted courtesy of the Outer Banks Voice
New regulations for cobia begin this week in the state’s coastal waters.
The recreational limit is one fish per person per day, with a maximum of four cobia per boat if more than four people are on board, and a minimum fork length of 36 inches.
The commercial cobia limit is two fish per person per day, with a 33-inch minimum.
The cobia season will close on Sept. 30. Cobia fishing is not allowed in federal waters more than 3 miles offshore.