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Fishing

Commission rejects proposal for NC trawlers

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videoMembers of the NC Marine Fisheries Commission have rejected a petition from a man seeking to close the state's sounds and rivers to trawlers. Full story...
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Charter boats reeling after June weather

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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. Full story...
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Sides settle NC lawsuit over $910,000 fish prize

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One of the country's richest deep-sea fishing tournaments and the anglers who landed an 880-pound blue marlin are settling their North Carolina lawsuit over the $910,000 prize. Full story...
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House bill would restrict species from commercial fishing, raise recreational license fees

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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. Full story...
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Report shows offshore drilling could be big business, but hurt fishing, tourism

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video Fishing and tourism are two multi-million dollar industries in North Carolina, but Dr. Mike Walden's new study says there could be even more money to be made if the coastline had a slightly different view featuring drilling wells. Full story...
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Fishermen vs. surfers at Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen meeting

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videoFishermen and surfers faced off at the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen meeting Thursday night. The two sides battled over the surfing restrictions near both Johnnie Mercer's Pier and Crystal Pier. Full story...
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NC woman sentenced for stealing crab pots

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State officials say a Pasquotank County woman has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to stealing nearly 50 crab pots from other commercial fishermen. Full story...
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5th Annual Striperfest is just days away

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video From educational events to a live auction, find out what you can enjoy during this weekend's Striperfest. Full story...
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Fish story lands in NC's high court, $1M on line

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The crew of the fishing charter boat Citation landed a record 880-pound marlin in one of the country's richest deep-sea fishing tournaments, but the fight continues for the $910,000 prize. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fisherman killed after getting caught in net

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video A commercial fisherman has died after getting caught in a reel of nets on his boat in Brunswick County. Wildlife officers say Jeremy Blair Myers, 34, of Wilmington, put out from Southport today and was fishing for menhaden and sea mullet when it happened. Full story...
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