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NC Commercial Fishing Stopped At Peak Season, Here’s Why – No Excuse

North Carolina Fisheries Association President Jerry Schill says his group supported closures when sea turtle populations were low. “But when they start to come back – and they are – when they’re recovering, there are so many sea turtles that you can’t avoid them at all,” Schill said. “So, no matter what you do, it’s just one restriction after another.” Schill says the fisheries closure is a burden, and is hitting the fishermen hard. Read the rest here 13:02