Fisheries managers in conflict hurt small business


You never think something like this could happen but it will on November 18, 2023.

Seafood dealers, fish houses and bait shops have until Nov. 18 to dispose of any striped mullet they have at their places of business, even if they were caught and purchased legally while mullet fishing was open. 

That’s not just a waste. Some think it qualifies as an illegal take of property. Read the fascinating tale of fisheries managers in conflict at Coastal Review.

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Photo: Charles A. Farrell in 1938 visited a seasonal mullet fishing camp on Brown’s Island in Onslow County to document the state's most important and most historic fish, stiped mullet, also known as jumping mullet.

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