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N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries remains cautious before opening fishery to gillnets

Fishermen remain unable to set gillnets in the state’s estuarine waters, despite an announcement last week that state officials had obtained a permit allowing the inland fisheries to reopen. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries shut down the fishery in August after sea turtles became entangled in the nets, a legal precaution necessary until the state received an “incidental take” permit allowing a certain number of interactions with the endangered species. [email protected]  19:04