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Wildlife Commission Proposes Measures That Will Impact Protection of Coastal Fish Habitat and Commercial Fishing

Most North Carolinians realize that there are two agencies that deal with fishing in our state’s waters.  One, the Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC), regulates hunting and freshwater fishing (Inland waters), while the other, the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) sets restrictions on fishing in...

STORM-TESTED Keith Bruno of Oriental, NC Pays it Forward

Keith Bruno of Oriental, North Carolina has been blown about, battered, shaped, and made wiser by storms. The brawny fisherman from New York moved south because remnants of Hurricane Floyd washed pesticides – sprayed to combat mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus - into Long Island Sound and killed...

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 been beat to this day....

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. Coinciding with these events in 1919, John Owen Barbour Sr. and his...

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 topography and place names unfamiliar...

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Prophetic OR Pathetic?

In February of 2019 the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) produced and widely circulated a chart titled “Expected November 1, 2019 Recreational Fish Limits by State” comparing North Carolinas bag limits to those in 8 other States from Virginia to Texas. The chart...

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