RALEIGH NC: Observer funds, JEA clear state legislature

The legislature is pushing forward with a budget that will create a new fund for an At-Sea Observer Program for commercial fisheries and allow the state Division of Marine Fisheries to make a joint enforcement agreement with the National Marine Fisheries Service.   While a commercial fishing organization first proposed the fund,  a joint agreement between state and federal fishery agencies.  <Read more here> 11:03