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N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries officials take critical look at shrimp trawl petition

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has not taken an official position on a petition for rulemaking that would effectively ban shrimp trawling in the state’s inshore waters by declaring them “secondary nursery areas,” but a top staffer last week said the agency would much prefer to address trawling bycatch issues through the shrimp management plan amendment process. [email protected]