Possible restrictions concern South Carolina fishermen

LITTLE RIVER, SC (WBTW) – Monday, local fisherman voiced their concerns over The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s proposed expansion on prohibited federal fishing zones off the South Carolina coast.

The organization, run by the federal government, protects endangered Atlantic fish species from North Carolina to Florida.

Some local fisherman walked out during the meeting after they heard the areas and methods proposed to protect snapper and grouper species off the coast.

“Council is considering closing some pretty substantial economically important areas of fishing ground off the shore here,” said Chris Conklin.

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