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.
Despite attempts shut down the inshore southern flounder fishery in North Carolina, an uncertain season is turning into a successful one.
Industry promises heavy opposition to petition that would cut time on the water.
North Carolina’s shrimp industry could face sweeping changes in 2018 following a controversial decision by the Marine Fisheries Commission.