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Connecting Local Fishermen with Local Consumers

Connecting Local Fishermen with Local Consumers

Bill Hitchcock October 2, 2012 0

People want fresh,

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US Seafood Catch Up 23 Percent to 17 Year High

US Seafood Catch Up 23 Percent to 17 Year High

Bill Hitchcock September 20, 2012 0

The stock status

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Message In Bottle Released in 1914 Recaptured

Message In Bottle Released in 1914 Recaptured

Bill Hitchcock September 1, 2012 2

A bottle with

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Public Comments Sought on Reorganization of Fisheries Agencies

Public Comments Sought on Reorganization of Fisheries Agencies

Bill Hitchcock August 30, 2012 0

MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding the public of two coastal meetings next week where they can speak on how the state can provide more efficient, productive and enjoyable

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New Mandatory Striper Tagging Program

New Mandatory Striper Tagging Program

Bill Hitchcock August 17, 2012 0

ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Mandatory Commercial Tagging Program through Addendum III. North Carolina granted an extension. Alexandria, VA – The Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board has approved Addendum III to Amendment

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Marine Fisheries Commission to Meet in Raleigh

Marine Fisheries Commission to Meet in Raleigh

Bill Hitchcock August 15, 2012 0

MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet Aug. 22-24 at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone-University, 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The meeting is open to the public. The commission will hear

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Sustainable Seafood and Regulatory Discard Reduction Plan

Sustainable Seafood and Regulatory Discard Reduction Plan

Bill Hitchcock August 7, 2012 0

My name is Chris McCaffity. I am a commercial fisherman who has been offering positive solutions that would greatly reduce the amount of Regulatory Discards in our snapper/grouper fishery. Tons of fish are being

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Public Comment Sought on Reorganization of Fisheries Agencies

Public Comment Sought on Reorganization of Fisheries Agencies

Bill Hitchcock August 2, 2012 1

MOREHEAD CITY –State officials are looking for ideas from the public on how three different agencies can cooperatively provide more efficient, productive and enjoyable uses of the state’s fisheries resources. The N.C. Marine Fisheries

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A True Fish Story

A True Fish Story

Bill Hitchcock August 2, 2012 0

A world record shark catch off of Wrightsville Beach? The fish was caught from a pier? It happened over 50 years ago? How come I never of heard about it? Sure are a lot

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Fishery Stakholders Have Lack of Confidence in Data

Fishery Stakholders Have Lack of Confidence in Data

Bill Hitchcock July 30, 2012 0

Council Releases Stakeholder Report and Launches Strategic Planning Process  DOVER, DE—The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has released a final report summarizing the ideas, concerns, and recommendations from more than 1,500 individuals who provided input

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Hunting of NC Alligators to be Considered

Hunting of NC Alligators to be Considered

Bill Hitchcock July 26, 2012 0

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is considering 68 new rule changes. One of those changes might include the hunting of North Carolina alligators. This past July 12 the Commission agreed to take all

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Current NC Coastal Fishing Report

Current NC Coastal Fishing Report

Bill Hitchcock July 23, 2012 1

Offshore fishing out of Oregon Inlet has been fantastic. The Center reports both Grand Slams and Meat Slams even from the same boats. A Grand Slam is a boat landing blue marlin, white marlin

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MFC Advisory Committees Are Reorganized.

MFC Advisory Committees Are Reorganized.

Bill Hitchcock July 23, 2012 0

MOREHEAD CITY – In an effort to work more efficiently, the state has reorganized several advisory committees of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission. These new committees will meet in the coming weeks to give

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Cash Cow Protecting OBX Turtles and Birds

Cash Cow Protecting OBX Turtles and Birds

Bill Hitchcock July 16, 2012 0

Over $1 million has been paid in just 5 months by visitors to the National Seashore who want to drive on the beach. From Ocracoke north to Nags Head an estimated 14,000 beach permits

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Tarpon and Speckled Trout

Tarpon and Speckled Trout

Bill Hitchcock July 10, 2012 0

You might not think of July as the month for tarpon and speckled trout but the month has already produced catches of both. Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle, NC has been getting tarpon

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