Chef Keith Rhodes resigns from N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission after flounder fracas

chef resignsA prominent local chef has resigned from a state fisheries commission after a vote on flounder fishing restrictions that drew angry debate and social media comments. Keith Rhodes, chef at Wilmington restaurant Catch, resigned his at-large seat on the . His resignation letter was dated Nov. 20, the last day of the commission’s November meeting, during which members voted for limits on flounder fishing championed by recreational fishermen but vigorously opposed by the commercial fishing industry. He was one of six members of the nine-person commission who supported the final rules. Read the article here 11:42