Written by Linc Bedrosian
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Many industries keep Hampton Roads running, including the seafood industry. But some professional fisherman say new rules may force them out of business.
10 On Your Side is looking into why some say the changes are so necessary, and how they could hurt the way of life for so many others.
Virginia waterman are passionate. One wrote into ReportIt@wavy.com that the watermen have been cut short on income through the early closing of their oyster season. Another told us on Thursday that in less than 25 years, there have been more than 20 new regulations, and none of them have done what they're supposed to do.
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