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Remembering Tred Barta

Remembering Tred Barta   Tred Barta was an avid outdoorsman, he spent the greater part of his life chasing big fish on his boat, Makaira, and hunting wild game with his long bow.  Tred amassed several world records for both bow-hunting and game-fishing in his time, some that still have not...

Barbour’s Marine Supply Co. Celebrates 100 Years of Service

Barbour’s Marine Supply Co. Celebrates 100 Years of Service The year was 1919. World War I had just ended. Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States. There were no radio stations or television. It was still ten years before the Great Depression. The year 1919 was a long time ago....

Legendary Captain Joe Rose Retires

Legendary Captain Joe Rose Retires 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 from Cape Hatteras to the Grand Banks near Nova Scotia. He talks about underwater...

If You Can’t Hatch Them, You Can’t Catch Them

If You Can’t Hatch Them, You Can’t Catch Them Jess Hawkins has a Masters of Science in Biology. He was the former Chief of Fisheries Management with the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries. He is currently an instructor with the Duke University Marine Laboratory and North...

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Do Your Homework!

Do Your Homework!Recent management actions on species like Striped Bass and Southern Flounder have caused quite an uproar among commercial and recreational fishermen in NC.  The restrictions on these very popular fish have caused many fishermen to blame competing...

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Fall Updates

Fall Updates In my last column I said the following regarding this year’s session of the North Carolina General Assembly: “It’s hard to say how long to it will last, but consider it safe to say, through June.” Well, it’s now September and they’re still in session!...

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