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Search continues for missing OIB fisherman

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videoThe start of the 4th of July weekend is nothing to celebrate for the the family of an Ocean Isle Beach man. It all started with a simple fishing trip, but the boat that left Brunswick County Thursday morning washed ashore on Myrtle Beach Thursday night. Full story...
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Local fishermen talk about Big Rock controversy

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The investigation continues into the fishermen that may have lost their nearly $1 million prize all because one crew member did not buy a fishing license. Full story...
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Extended fishing ban could increase competition off our coast

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video Local fishermen are concerned about yet another fishing ban putting pressure on an already stressed industry. The ban on red snapper has businesses wondering if they'll be able to stay afloat. Full story...
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Fishermen get boost from oyster shells

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video Besides a struggling economy, the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is taking its toll on the seafood market. That means more pressure on fishery stocks in North Carolina. Full story...
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Kure Beach hosted fishing tournament for disabled

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About 300 fishermen and women turned out for the event at the Kure Beach pier. Full story...
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Shellfishing ban threatens holiday oysters

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videoWhen it comes to the holidays, there are some things you just can’t do without. “Oysters are top of the list. We have to have oysters for Thanksgiving, it's a must.” Full story...
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Maggie reels in big prize at Marlin Tournament

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videoFor the second day in a row, participants had to weather a storm on the way back to Wrightsville Beach, but one group of guys from Atlantic Beach did little complaining. They captured first place at the Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament on Saturday. Full story...
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Brunswick fishermen look to educate on buying local

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videoIt is an industry that has it's ups and downs with every changing season - the fishing industry. A group of area fishermen are hoping to turn things around by casting a wide net; educating the public on the benefits of buying local seafood. Full story...
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Reel fun at the Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament

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It has become a tradition at Kure Beach. The 11th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament got underway early Friday morning. Full story...
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Local flounder in decline

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videoFlounder is a popular seafood treat in our area, but the problem is that it is on the verge of extinction here in North Carolina. Full story...
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Got Em On Fishing Classic

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videoThe 29th Annual East Coast Got Em On Fishing Classic in Carolina Beach has concluded with 178 boats partipating in the two day event. Full story...
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Recent rain leads to shellfish restrictions

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The large amount of rainfall we’ve received in the last couple of days has caused large amounts of polluted storm water runoff to flow into local waterways. Due to the danger, the Division of Marine Fisheries has closed some shellfish areas. Full story...
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Fishers gearing up for King Mackerel Tournament

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Registration began Friday for the Greater Wilmington King Mackerel Tournament. Organizers started setting up Friday morning. Registration began at noon. Full story...
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North Carolina offers free fishing on July Fourth

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You can fish for free this July Fourth. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is encouraging more people to get outside and to the water. Full story...
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Fishing Tournament Raises Money, Brings Families Together

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A recent competition brought families together to fish for a cause. The owners of County Line Bait and Tackle held a fishing tournament to raise money for the Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Full story...
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