North Carolina Finfish, shellfish harvests continue to decline

JDNnews.com – The commercial and recreational harvests of finfish and shellfish continued a decline in 2012. Commercial fishermen harvested 56.7 million pounds of seafood with an estimated dockside value of $73 million. That is down 16 percent from 67.5 million pounds the previous year. A contributor to the decrease on the commercial side is the shoaling of Oregon Inlet, which has particularly impacted fisheries such as summer flounder. continued

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