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Helping the Fishermen

Posted on April 21, 2011

To the Editor:

Once vibrant North Carolina fishing communities are becoming remnants of the past because of an arcane law praised in the April 21 editorial “A Good Law That’s Working.”

US Rep. Jon Runyan says his fishing bill would protect jobs, help protect jobs, fishermen

Posted on April 21, 2011

BARNEGAT LIGHT - U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan wants commercial and recreational fishermen to be able to catch more fish, and in the process create more jobs.

Game fish status possible for fish

Posted on April 21, 2011

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.

Pender to vote again on opposition to fishing bill

Posted on April 20, 2011

BURGAW - The commissioners have agreed, some reluctantly, to revisit a proclamation they passed earlier this month that opposes a NC House bill that would prevent commercial fisherman from catching certain types of fish.

Letters: How Healthy Are Our Fisheries?

Posted on April 20, 2011

In “Let Us Eat Fish” (Op-Ed, April 15), Ray Hilborn writes that studies showing a worldwide decline in fish stocks are exaggerated and that most fish stocks are stable.

A Good Law That's Working

Posted on April 20, 2011

After years of overfishing, many fish populations have begun to recover. On Monday, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that New England’s fishermen will be allowed to increase their catch of 11 commercially important fish stocks in Atlantic waters this summer.

Economics make the case for North Carolina gamefish bill

Recreational sector generates six times the jobs, 12 times the sales of commercial industry
Posted on April 19, 2011

North Carolina has the opportunity to increase the economic impact of fishery management to the entire state with a single bill - H.B. 353, a bill to make striped bass, red drum and speckled trout gamefish. According to a study released this week by Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina, the economic impacts of recreational angling for those three species dwarf those of the commercial sector and make a compelling case for legislative measures that enhance recreational fisheries.

Economics Make the Case for North Carolina Gamefish Bill

Recreational sector generates six times the jobs, 12 times the sales of commercial industry
Posted on April 19, 2011

North Carolina has the opportunity to increase the economic impact of fishery management to the entire state with a single bill - H.B. 353, a bill to make striped bass, red drum and speckled trout gamefish. According to a study released this week by Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina, the economic impacts of recreational angling for those three species dwarf those of the commercial sector and make a compelling case for legislative measures that enhance recreational fisheries.

CCA: Economics make the case for North Carolina gamefish bill

Posted on April 19, 2011

North Carolina has the opportunity to increase the economic impact of fishery management to the entire state with a single bill - H.B. 353, a bill to make striped bass, red drum and speckled trout gamefish.

EDITORIAL: Game-fish bill would have little impact on legal commercial fishing, study shows

Posted on April 19, 2011

As the confirmation process of House Bill 353 heads into its middle stages, both sides are trying to influence public and legislative opinion.