“With one stroke of the pen, they wipe out your livelihood,” Captured sea turtles causes closure of gill net fishing

The capture of five sea turtles in northeastern North Carolina waters has led to a decision to close the gill-net fishing season. Beginning at 5 p.m. today, the closure area includes the Albemarle, Currituck, Croatan and Roanoke sounds for all anchored gill nets, according to a news release from the . The ban will be lifted no sooner than Sept. 1, when the new season is scheduled to begin, but it could continue longer if sea turtles are still abundant in the affected waters, the agency said. Read the rest here 22:02

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