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  • The Coastal Fisheries Reform Group announced that it's seeking a total gill-net ban because the Nort
This group is tired of waiting for legislators to protect our coastal fisheries, so they're going after a full gill-net ban. Check out the details, and then let us know what you think!

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February 29, 2012 at 11:39am
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Listen to what anglers in other states say about how gamefish status of saltwater fisheries has helped protect and grow their fishing opportunities.
February 09, 2012 at 9:07am
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Veteran fishing guide Capt. Charles Brown talks about the potential of this state's saltwater fisheries and makes the case for protecting red drum, speckled trout and stripers by giving them gamefish status in this sort video.
January 27, 2012 at 9:36am
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Read the latest story about why the management of the state's coastal fisheries must change: http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=2326

And let us know what you think!
January 26, 2012 at 11:43am
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North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries' Louis Daniel discusses his agency's stance on gamefish status and how he sees the management of the state's coastal fisheries in the attached video.

Be sure to listen to his assessment of the value of the recreational fishery vs. that of the commercial side of things, and what gamefish status would ultimately mean for the charterboat industry.
January 26, 2012 at 8:58am
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  • A former commercial fisherman, who is now a guide, said only changes to current fisheries management
A former commercial fisherman longs for the days of old, when coastal fisheries were abundant, but said only radical changes in management will push North Carolina to become one of the premier destinations for recreational anglers.

See what this ex-commercial has to say: http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=2309
January 17, 2012 at 7:52pm
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OK WHO DO I RIGHT AND WHERE DO I SEND MY MONEY?

OH GIVE ME A LETTER SO I CAN CUT AND PASTE
January 16, 2012 at 3:30pm
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  • Senator Don East is against gamefish status for redfish, speckled trout and striped bass.
Well, one of the politicians who is supposed to be developing new schemes for managing our coastal fisheries made it clear this week that he doesn't want to change a thing.

Check out the story, and then let us know what you think!

http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=2288
January 07, 2012 at 11:45am
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It looks like there's a move to ignore the issue of gamefish status for redfish, speckled trout and stripers when the legislative Saltwater Review Committee begins meeting this month.

Check out the details at http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=2278, and be sure to let committee members know that you support protecting these species.
January 04, 2012 at 10:45am

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