North Carolina crabbers got an early start to the season this year when the weather suddenly turned warm the beginning of February.
North Carolina’s commercial fishermen are bracing for a fight over actions taken by the state’s Marine Fisheries Commissioners that forced a ban on the use of all gillnets in the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers.
North Carolina’s blue crab season got off to a good start, but was slammed when Hurricane Florence hit in September and was expected to rebound as 2018 came to a close.
“We may be bruised, but we are not broken.” These words were posted on Facebook…
North Carolina’s blue crab season started out on a good note but quickly dropped off when the weather turned cooler in March.
North Carolina’s Marine Fisheries Commission is being charged with doing business behind closed doors.
Steve Murphey, who has been with the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries since 1987, took the reins Jan. 3 after a nationwide search.
Defining the title “commercial fisherman” may sound simple, but the task seems anything but for North Carolina fisheries officials.
North Carolina’s hard blue crab landings for the first half of 2017 were 8.09 million pounds, down slightly from the 8.34 million pounds landed for the same period in 2016.
The North Carolina Fisheries Association donated seafood to feed 200 people at a charter school fund-raiser in Arapahoe, N.C.