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Bacteria concerns shuts down shellfishing in Lockwood Folly

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.
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Florence runoff taints area waters, experts warn to stay out

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.
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New reef materials enhance fishing for Brunswick County anglers

Anglers who fish in Brunswick County waters will find improvements at one of the offshore fishing sites this fall.
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Star News: Head of NC Marine Fisheries resigns

The head of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries resigned Monday afternoon.
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Southeastern NC waters back open for oyster season

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.
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Surfer questions fishing boats too close to shore

"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.

Blue crabs top North Carolina’s commercial fishing catch

A new report shows that 2014 was a banner year for commercial fishing in North Carolina.

Captains angry over proposed log books

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.

Fishermen charged with having 16 times legal limit of red drum

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

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