Fishermen fight for lucrative, volatile portion of New River

USMCSneads Ferry – A small ad in The Daily News was the first official notice of proposed restrictions to a popular New River fishery the Marine Corps considers unsafe due to the possible presence of old, but volatile, munitions. Local fishermen have harvested shrimp, crabs, clams and oysters from the area safely for generations. They said the new restrictions would disrupt a seafood market already strained by limited ocean access amid shoaling at New River Inlet. Fishermen also question the possibility that they could lose access because of a mess that isn’t theirs. Read the article here 08:40

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