North Carolina’s Fishing Industry Adjusts to Economic and Environmental Challenges

Fishing for a living is not for the faint of heart. Commercial fishing was the second deadliest job in America in 2012, ranked just behind logging, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rough seas and long hours aren’t the only challenges fishermen face. A volatile global seafood market and a complex web of state and federal fishing regulations can catch fishermen in economic gales and regulatory storms. [email protected] 19:12