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Watermen, locals descend on Raleigh to fight fisheries bill – The true toll of a treacherous bill on commercial fishing

Hundreds of commercial fishermen and their families, along with local government and agency leaders spent Wednesday walking the halls of the North Carolina Legislative Building in an effort to battle a bill they say could shut down the entire industry. House Bill 867 would attempt to rewrite the Fisheries Reform Act, which is the body of statutes that provides the framework for fisheries management in North Carolina. The event was organized by North Carolina Watermen United and the North Carolina Fisheries Association.,, But just as opponents were arriving on Jones Street in Downtown Raleigh, many wearing white T-shirts and red buttons calling for a no vote, word trickled out that the legislation was being amended. click here to read the story 08:47

The true toll of a treacherous bill on commercial fishing – Sandy Semans Ross –  If he had bothered to come, I wanted to explain what is obvious to me but apparently less so to others. But he didn’t come, so I share my words with you. I would have told him that the coastal economy as a whole is unique because of its proximity to the ocean and the sounds. click here to read the story

‘Wicked Tuna’ premier party set for July 23 at Pirate’s Cove Pavilion

57852681de370.image“Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks,” the third season of the National Geographic TV channel series featuring North Carolina fishermen, will have a local premier party on Saturday, July 23 at Pirate’s Cove Pavilion. The event will be a fundraiser for North Carolina Watermen United and the North Carolina Watermen Foundation. The party will feature dinner by Ortega’z Southwestern Grill, a cash bar with beer and wine, and a Q&A with all three participating southern captains, as well as the screening of the 2015 final episode and the 2016 first episode. The captains — Greg Mayer, 2014 and 2015 winner of ; returning three year veteran Britt Shackelford; and two year veteran Charlie Griffin — will be on-hand to talk about the experience, sign autographs and shake hands. Some of their mates will be there as well. The captains will have their boats at the marina, weather permitting. On the heels of its fifth season of the hit series Wicked Tuna, National Geographic Channel once again pits the finest captains in Gloucester, Mass. against the best southern fishermen in the third season of the spinoff series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks, premiering Monday, July 25 at 9 p.m.   Read the rest here 14:09