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If this is success, what does failure look like?

Posted on February 03, 2012

As hard as it might be to believe, management of the Gulf red snapper fishery reached a new level of frustration this week. At its meeting in Mobile, the Gulf Council announced that the overall quota of red snapper harvest will be increased, but the 2012 season will likely be the shortest ever, perhaps no more than 40 days. Why?

Visiting fishermen say gamefish protection would benefit coastal tourism and economies

Out-of-state tournament fishermen promise they won’t return until net conflicts are resolved; IFA tournament trail eliminates annual visit.
Posted on January 26, 2012

Even in the current depressed economy, fishermen plan their vacations around catching fish. It’s the opinion of many fishermen that North Carolina is losing out on plenty of tourist dollars that could wind up in the state’s economy if the legislature designates red drum, speckled trout and striped bass as gamefish.

VIDEO: Benefits of game fish status in three southern states.

Posted on January 25, 2012


VIDEO: Interview with Dr. Louis Daniels of NCDMF

Posted on January 25, 2012

Comments on North Carolina's coastal fisheries and the proposed Game Fish Bill.

VIDEO: Captain Charles Brown Interview

Posted on January 25, 2012

Comments on North Carolina's coastal fisheries and the proposed Game Fish Bill.

Guest Opinion: Ocean policy reaches far beyond the sea

Posted on January 20, 2012

If there's one accomplishment President Obama can take credit for during his first term in office, it's expanding the size and reach of the federal government. While this may be good for government bureaucrats, the policies and regulations imposed by the Obama Administration are hurting American businesses and impeding economic recovery. 

Legislators revive debate on ‘gamefish' idea

Posted on January 18, 2012

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

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

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

Restrictions keep fishermen home

Posted on January 17, 2012

This past fall, I didn’t take a trip down to the North Carolina coast. Neither did a few of my friends.

The Fishery Management Illusion Continues

Posted on January 12, 2012

The illusion continues for NOAA Fisheries.