NMFS pressures N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission over observer coverage, commercial license fees and permit fees could go up!

Carteret County News-Times – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission doesn’t want to take chances with funding for the state’s federally required observer program through a state budget line item; if the program doesn’t get funding, fisheries will close for lack of a federal permit related to taking sea turtles and Atlantic sturgeon, both protected species. continued

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