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North Carolina: Commercial fishing under ‘assault,’ say Dare County Commissioners.

Calling it an “ongoing assault on the commercial fishing industry,” the Dare County Commissioners this week unanimously approved a resolution opposing the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission’s (MFC) proposed changes to the definition of a “commercial fisherman.” Commissioner Steve House, who made a brief presentation on the proposed changes to the board at its Jan. 22 meeting, said, “We’re in the battle again, and I’m proud to take on the fight.”  Under the proposed new definition, in order to qualify as a “commercial fisherman”,,, >click here to read< 18:32

County authorizes tourism grant of $300,000 to dredge Oregon Inlet

Dare County commissioners voted Monday morning to authorize providing local money for dredging Oregon Inlet. The Dare County Tourism Board approved a grant of $300,000 last month to help secure matching state funds to contract with the Army Dare County Tourism Board for a dredge to clear out the latest shoaling blocking the channel under and just east of the navigation span of the Bonner Bridge. Read the rest here 21:33