Commercial Fishing
Fishermen charged with having 16 times legal limit of red drum
Submitted by Elizabeth Bynum on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:43pm.

videoTwo fishermen are facing charges after they were found with more than 16 times the legal limit of red drum.

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Commercial fishing groups suing over sea turtles
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 5:00pm.

videoCommercial fishing groups filed a lawsuit this week because they want regulations for sea turtle protection applied to all fishermen, even folks just out for some fun for the day.

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Global warming could be affecting area fisheries
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 11:49pm.

video In North Carolina fishing is a multi-million dollar industry, but researchers say climate change is turning into a fishy situation off our coast.

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NC panel dumps bid for trawler ban in sounds
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:39pm.

videoNorth Carolina's coastal fishing regulator is rejecting a proposal that would have banned shrimp boats from trawling in the region's rivers and sounds and forcing them into the open ocean.

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Charter boats reeling after June weather
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 5:35pm.

video They say a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work, but whoever said that probably wasn’t a charter boat fishing captain.

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House bill would restrict species from commercial fishing, raise recreational license fees
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 4:20pm.

video Commercial fishing is a $180 million industry in North Carolina. Now a bill in the state House could filet a chunk of commercial fishing And turn it over to recreational anglers.

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Fishing regulations change Monday
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:10pm.

video Monday ushers in the unofficial start of the fall fishing season and there are new rules and regulation that could end your season early if your not aware.

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Commercial fishermen gather in Burgaw to protest game-fish bill
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:40pm.

Commercial fishermen gathered in Burgaw today to protest a bill that would keep them from catching certain types of fish.

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Federal fishing bans have local fisherman reeling
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/04/2009 - 6:09pm.

videoAll the recent rain has shell-fishermen searching for sunshine. Commercial fishermen after red snapper, grouper, and flounder are for some easing up on current restrictions.

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Seafood sellers running out of shellfish
Submitted by Jolene Reilly on Thu, 11/19/2009 - 6:10pm.

Thursday marked day number eight of the temporary ban on shellfishing in our area.

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