N.C. Fisheries Reform Act divides fishermen – “It should be ‘The Commercial Fishery Economic Devastation Act,’”

A recreational fisherman nonprofit group is in support of this bill. Chuck Laughridge, Harkers Island resident and representative of the N.C. branch of the Coastal Conservation Association, said the association not only supports the bill, but also worked with two of its authors, Rep. Tom Murray, R-Wake, and Rep. Tim Moffitt, R-Buncombe, to draft the portion on gamefish. “There’s nothing in the bill to justify this (gamefish status). The title is a joke; Rep. Murray and Rep. Wray should be ashamed of themselves for being used this way.” continued

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