Ex-commercial angler: North Carolina needs to chart new saltwater course

Gloucester's Charles Brown says current fisheries managment led to crash of Pamilico, Albermarle sounds.

Posted on January 17, 2012 by Craig Holt, North Carolina Sportsman

Charles Brown of Gloucester hails from a fifth-generation Down East fishing family, and proudly proclaims, “I’ve done it all.”

“All” includes dredging for shrimp and oysters, crabbing, setting gill and pound nets for flounder, and working as a deckhand on an ocean-going scallop boat. He also worked 18 months as a handyman for the National Park Service at Core Banks until a freak accident in 2000 nearly killed him. He’s also been a waterfowl guide, like his father, grandfather. uncles and great uncles.
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