HB353, the NC Game Fish Bill for four species including striped bass has been sent to a special study committee and will not be voted on this year.
As the 2011 General Assembly wound to a close last week, lawmakers didn't have enough time – or energy – to take on controversial legislation that would prohibit the sale of three types of popular fish caught off the N.C. coast.
Legislation proposed to put striped bass off limits to commercial watermen by designating the species a gamefish has been put under the umbrella of a new legislative study committee.
On Monday, Jim Hardin was casting his 6 foot spinning rod in the Roanoke River off of the town of Plymouth in the northeast corner of North Carolina.
NC proposal to limit striped bass catch puts fishermen are at each other's throats
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FISheries management council thwarts commercial industry efforts to exploit Atlantic pelagic species
For the third consecutive year, researchers from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) obtained viable bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) egg-laying in captivity at its facilities in Murcia without hormonal induction.
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.
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), along with Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Rep. Jeff Miller and CSC Member Rep. Rob Wittman, briefed members of Congress this morning on legislation that will be introduced to maintain conservation standards set forth in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
The largest inshore limestone artificial reef project in state history dropped the last of its 8,000 tons of limestone last week onto four acres of old oyster reefs along long-submerged Independence Island.
OCEAN CITY -- Just days after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a threatened or endangered listing for Atlantic bluefin tuna was not warranted at this time, the environmental watchdog agency that filed the original petition threatened to sue the federal agency for failing to take steps to protect the troubled species.