North Carolina Fishermen prepare for hearing on southern flounder fishery

NCFAThe North Carolina Fisheries Association, the state’s trade association for the commercial fishing industry, is rallying commercial fishermen to attend the June 17 public hearing to be held in New Bern to express their concerns about a draft supplement to the North Carolina Southern Flounder Management Plan. Under the proposals, the commercial sector would take the biggest hit, with recommendations including a commercial Total Allowable Catch, 15-inch size limit, seasonal closures and a possible ban of anchored large-mesh gill nets in internal waters effective Jan. 1, 2016. Read the rest here 10:11

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