WILMINGTON -- Overfishing is becoming more and more of a threat to Carolina waters. That's according to a report released Wednesday by Environment North Carolina, a statewide environmental organization.
Josh Jones from Environment North Carolina presented the findings Wednesday to a concerned local group that included fishermen and environmental advocates.
Jones says commercial and recreational fishermen alike need to be aware of the threat of over-fishing.
"We're trying to raise awareness so that people can contact their officials and get conversations going with these officials and say, 'We want to see over-fishing end,'" Jones said.
Recreational fisherman Gary Henderson said, "I've noticed a huge decrease in the amount of fish that are available. I've noticed a major change in the clarity of the water."
According to the report, four of 11 fish in our region are overfished and more are headed in that direction.