Game fish status possible for fish

Posted on April 21, 2011 by Ed Wall, Sun Journal

Consider the following facts: 1) Red drum, spotted seatrout  (speckled trout) and striped bass (rockfish) are three of the most popular saltwater species for recreational anglers in North Carolina. 2) All three of those fish have experienced declines in recent decades due to over-fishing, with trout currently under the most stress. 3) North Carolina’s state government is experiencing a financial crisis with plans for cuts in vital services and personnel being announced almost daily.

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