Gamefish status bill dead, but likely to be reincarnated in 2012 short session of N.C. Legislature

Posted on June 15, 2011 by Craig Holt, North Carolina Sportsman

The coastal saltwater gamefish status bill, HB 353, didn’t pass the June 9 crossover date to be considered in the second portion of the 2011 session of the North Carolina General Assembly.

However, the result of intense opposition by North Carolina’s commercial fishing industry to the bill may affect legislative saltwater fisheries decisions in the future.

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