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Nearly 3,000 acres of shell-fishing waters in our area now closed indefinitely, leaving both commercial fishers and seafood dealers concerned about their livelihoods.
Waters off much of the North Carolina coast are no longer safe for swimming or even wading due to Hurricane Florence runoff, according to a warning posted by the North Carolina Coastal Federation.
Anglers who fish in Brunswick County waters will find improvements at one of the offshore fishing sites this fall.
The head of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries resigned Monday afternoon.
Nearly all of southeastern North Carolina's waters are now open for shellfish harvesting after heavy rains and floods left most areas polluted earlier this month.
"Since we have to stay away from their pier, I think it would be nice if they had to stay away from our surf line," Small said.
A new report shows that 2014 was a banner year for commercial fishing in North Carolina.
In Carolina Beach charter boat captains are mad about proposed new restrictions on their fishing expeditions. Wednesday they met with marine fisheries commissioners to discuss doing away with the proposals. Charter boat captains say new restrictions would just be too much but folks with the NC Division of Marine Fisheries don't agree.
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