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NC commercial fishermen landed less seafood in 2020

Commercial fishermen sold nearly 20% less fish and shellfish to North Carolina seafood dealers in 2020, a decline from the previous year that's being blamed on the state's stay-at-home order brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cape Fear River lock and dam closing to aid spawning fish

The US Army Corps of Engineers Cape Fear River Lock and Dam 1 facility will be closed through mid-November to help fish migrating upstream to spawn. 

Public hearing scheduled for Brunswick County shellfish lease proposals

The NC Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing next month on proposed shellfish leases in Brunswick County.

State to investigate why several dead fish washed up in Sunset Beach

The Sunset Beach Fire Department says they are working to find out what caused several fish to recently wash up along the beach strand.

UNCW asks NC commercial fisherman to take part in economic survey

Are you a North Carolina fisherman? You could be receiving a survey from a UNCW research team soon.

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.

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.

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.

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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Dog who completed bucket list in New Hanover County dies of canine lymphoma

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Wilmington film industry booming, but lacking in extras

The film industry is breaking records in 2021, both in North Carolina as a whole and in Wilmington specifically. However, the industry is currently struggling in one area.