N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries finalizes permit for minimal turtle by-catch

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The  N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries signed an agreement Wednesday with the National Marine Fisheries Service that implements a statewide incidental take permit for sea turtles in the estuarine large and small-mesh gill net fisheries. The permit authorizes the limited take of sea turtles in the gill net fisheries as part of an otherwise lawful activity. [email protected]  13:30