Weekly Update: April 26, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: The General Assembly was in Easter recess for a few days so nothing to report. They went back into session on Thursday, so we’ll provide more information next week. NEW SHRIMP TRAWL BYCATCH REDUCTION RULES:...

Weekly Update: April 12, 2019

NCFA WELCOMES NEW FOR-HIRE AFFILIATE GROUP The North Carolina Fisheries Association is proud to represent the recreational fishing industry through our new affiliate: The North Carolina For-Hire Captain’s Association. Though we have always prided ourselves in...

Legendary Captain Joe Rose Retires

Legendary Captain Joe Rose Retires By Barbara Garrity-Blake April 6, 2019 Feature Stories Captain Joe Rose of Beaufort is a rare breed of fisherman. He is one of the few remaining owner-operators in the Atlantic Coast fleet of ocean-going draggers that ply the waters...

Lawsuits: Be Careful What You Ask For

Lawsuits: Be Careful What You Ask For By Brent Fulcher April 5, 2019 A Word from the Chairman Lawsuits. They are expensive, usually time consuming and come with other baggage. Sometimes, however, they are necessary as they are a last resort. Lawsuits are not decided...

The Circus is Back in Town

The Circus is Back in Town By Glenn Skinner April 5, 2019 A Thought from the Executive Director If you have followed fishery management in NC at all over the last 20 years, then you are already aware of the ongoing debate over how to best manage North Carolina’s...