Water quality is not the biggest issues! It does need to improve. But The Chesapeake bay in VA, is feed by what was once called the chemical capital of the world back in the 80's but now has way better fishing than our waters! But they do not allow some of the destructive fishing methods …

surfeinc88 If you will have someone read what Core Sounder posted on June 5 2019 at 2:34pm. ... He stated ( Notice that the scientist used commercial gill nets to catch the flounder so they could be tagged and did not fish those nets until 24 hours after being set.) So now who needs to re…

You are right they they did use gill nets but how often did they check the nets? First i know you know how a gill net works but some of the people reading this has no clue. so lets help them out. A gill net allows a fish to swim in and it holds its gills OPEN in witch case the fish drowns…

Osprey you are right but you will never get a commercial fishermen to admit to that. And for one have seen all the issues with the stock been put on the backs of rec fishermen. When in reality not all rec fishermen fish for the same things. I know some who do not like flounder at all and …

Even Back in 200 this was a problem. And one of the thing that would have help to stop or reduce the reduction of Flounder was to put a limit on ALL fishermen not just Rec, but Commercial fishermen as well. And the Commercial fishermen fought it tooth and nail and it never passed. So it onl…

This will not work, Why do you thinks the state has cut most of it out? It is called liability. Not if but when a inmate gets hurt the county will be responsible for the inmates health from that point on. If the inmate is hit by a car or truck then the county will be sued by the inmates fami…

Implying that the eastern part of Carteret county does not need tourist is like saying they need nothing. When in fact they have nothing down there. Everything they need has to be trucked in to them from all the food, medical supplies, Gas, Oil, Electric, and every thing else. the only thing…

DeadBolt OK lets get real here if you think that the 7'000 witch i know there is not 7'00 Commercial Fishermen in North Carolina. But now you seem to think that the Commercial Fishermen bring more money and feed more people than the tourist do!!! You need to put the bottle and pills and smo…

Well to be honest with you 95% of the fish that are landed in a gill net are dead when they are pulled in the boat. They drown because the gills are held open by the nets so the fish cant breath. ( So yes they are dead ) Oh and when there is a hard freeze the fish die and yes they are picked…

CARTERETISCORRUPT Better question is what do they not OWN?? We pay taxes on every thing years after we have payed for it why? Because we do not ever own it we are renting it that's all. The Ocean, rivers, and lakes, are the same thing as the land. You will never won it no matter how much…