North Carolina considers limits on commercial fishing

Posted on August 09, 2011

A North Carolina bill would make red drum, spotted sea trout and striped bass off limits to commercial fishermen in order to preserve them for sport fishermen.

Bill sponsors say those fish are more valuable to recreational fishermen and that making them game fish would attract tourism, create jobs and generate revenue for the state. Commercial fishermen say taking the fish away from them would cost the state money, destroy jobs and limit choices for consumers, The Lincoln Tribune newspaper reported.
 
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