Legislators revive debate on ‘gamefish' idea

Posted on January 18, 2012 by Patrick Gannon, Star News Online

Without enough of them off the Carolina coast, Vernon's charter fishing business, Double Haul Guide Service, would be up the creek.

That is at least part of the reason the Wilmington captain – who spent 220 days on the water in 2011 – supports the proposal to designate red drum, spotted sea trout and striped bass as "gamefish," allowing them to be caught only by hook and line and prohibiting their sale or purchase in North Carolina.
 
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