The State of North Carolina has asked the federal government to renew a permit that allows commercial fishermen to use gillnets.

Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina Executive Director David Sneed said not only do current harvest limits on Southern flounder mean this sort of mass harvest method is unnecessary, but it’s also quite detrimental to endangered species like sea turtles and Atlantic sturgeon.

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