N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission To Consider Changes To Shrimp Trawling Industry

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission plans to discuss and possibly vote on new gear requirements in the shrimp trawl fishery at their quarterly business meeting in New Bern on Wednesday and Thursday. A three-year study identified four new gear configurations that reduce finfish bycatch by at least 40 percent. The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, NOAA Fisheries and N.C. Sea Grant worked with commercial fishermen and local net makers to test 14 different trawl net configurations. >click to read<10:09

Working group is confident it’s found ways to cut down on N.C. shrimp bycatch – >click to read<10:50

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