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    Posted: 09 December 2019 at 10:10am

More spin from NC SeaGrant and UNC-TV. The problem isn't what we eat. The problem is the gears, methods and areas current regulations allow and NC SeaGrant's fight to keep those unsustainable regulations in place.

at 1:54..."last year (2017) they landed 54 million pounds of fish"....


Another feel good story from UNC-TV with no clue about what's truly happening.

See Below- the real story... 46,383,171 (85%) came from crabs, shrimp and clams.

This is a good example of feel good reporting misrepresenting the facts and the problems-  Our State magazine, UNC-TV, Public Radio-Downeast, NC Aquarium, Coastal Federation and NC SeaGrant are all guilty, to different degrees, of supporting unsustainable fisheries either directly like SeaGrant or indirectly like UNC and Our State by glamorizing unsustainable fisheries with false narratives. 


2017 Commercial Landings

FISH FINAL WEIGHT FINAL VALUE
Amberjacks127,895$162,956
Anglerfish (Monkfish Including Monklivers)66,225$60,045
Blue Crabs, Hard18,059,799$17,767,012
Blue Crabs, Peeler776,128$1,649,402
Blue Crabs, Soft427,742$2,791,960
Bluefish1,544,037$999,641
Bonito11,345$20,261
Butterfish76,097$38,791
Carp18,346$2,101
Catfishes1,165,136$399,413
Clams, Hard (Meats)273,280$2,174,491
Clams, Hard (Numbers)14,417,980.
Cobia20,842$50,003
Croaker,Atlantic1,007,963$1,133,533
Cutlassfish,Atlantic49,975$86,733
Dogfish, Smooth154,440$72,966
Dogfish, Spiny393,085$39,346
Dolphinfish198,038$719,454
Drum, Black182,937$185,259
Drum, Red186,907$497,908
Eel, American24,753$14,413
Flounder, Southern1,394,907$5,656,948
Flounder, Summer1,563,045$6,315,997
Flounders, Other<100<$100
Garfish22,719$3,924
Grouper, Gag97,733$456,170
Grouper, Red18,330$78,489
Grouper, Scamp34,125$164,097
Grouper, Snowy65,044$280,161
Groupers, Other8,378$35,109
Grunts42,192$45,428
Hakes2,946$1,987
Harvestfish (Starbutters)62,543$96,198
Hogfish (Hog Snapper)15,776$70,760
Jacks (Crevalle, Rainbowrunner, Bluerunner)5,293$3,715
Mackerel, Atlantic (Boston)992$470
Mackerel, King629,696$1,266,983
Mackerel, Spanish816,017$1,384,543
Menhaden,Atlantic752,799$157,288
Mullet, Sea (Kingfishes)942,621$1,096,234
Mullet, Striped1,366,338$1,037,526
Octopus331$694
Oysters (Bushels)159,095.
Oysters (Meats)841,614$5,590,559
Perch, White171,756$125,448
Perch, Yellow16,131$21,621
Pigfish9,205$4,531
Pinfish521$145
Pompano21,547$49,433
Porgies54,528$98,791
Pufferfish4,482$1,782
Scallop,Sea (Meats)104,181$913,116
Scup199,711$112,830
Sea Basses632,554$1,862,633
Seatrout, Spotted299,911$779,854
Shad, American90,868$109,340
Shad, Gizzard166,695$8,335
Shad, Hickory73,627$20,190
Sharks862,171$424,465
Sheepshead128,269$154,915
Shrimp (Heads On)13,905,392$29,631,076
Skates45,467$9,007
Skippers10,507$3,484
Snapper, Red9,542$47,810
Snapper, Vermilion (Beeliner)269,688$944,833
Snappers, Other7,631$27,597
Spadefish18,834$13,414
Spot413,999$521,980
Squid41,071$35,418
Stone Crabs7,181$20,762
Striped Bass99,009$288,888
Swordfish458,361$1,138,260
Tilefish, Blueline46,431$154,761
Tilefish, Other42,323$181,226
Triggerfish152,955$415,990
Tuna, Bigeye380,039$1,350,709
Tuna, Bluefin323,251$1,212,083
Tuna, Yellowfin1,079,709$2,325,468
Tunas, Other72,220$70,813
Tunny, Little (False Albacore)216,557$112,474
Unclassified Fish For Industrial/Bait110,765$44,441
Unclassified Fish for Food79,201$127,727
Unclassified Shellfish150,329$217,696
Wahoo28,963$110,577
Weakfish (Grey Trout)85,442$129,134
Whelks/Conchs (Meats)55,935$161,189
Grand Total54,395,371$96,593,218


Someone explain to UNC-TV that trawling in undesignated nursery areas is a problem - 







Edited by Rick - 09 December 2019 at 10:25am
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NC Fisheries Management- Motto: Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad   Slogan: Shrimp On! Mission Statement: Enable Commercial Fishing At Any and All Cost, Regardless of Impact to the Resource.
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...not to be too hard on Our State.  This article gives a pretty accurate description while romanticizing the lifestyle-

 Critics oppose the large, nearly invisible nylon nets anchored on the bottom by weights and held by buoys at the top. The nets are indiscriminate, catching not only the intended fish but other species, too, including protected sea turtles. 

The conundrum of gill nets is on display in the Dunn brothers’ boat. As they reel in 1,000 yards of net from the waters, Carson grabs all the flounder, tossing the larger ones into plastic buckets. He throws undersize flounder and out-of-season finfish back in the water. Since it would take too much time to cut them out of the net, dozens of crabs are instead pounded with a rubber mallet before the nets are wound back in around a reel. A rhythm develops: the hum of the reel, the thwack of the mallet, the slap of a flounder landing in the bucket, the splash of something being returned...

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Originally posted by Rick Rick wrote:


Since it would take too much time to cut them out of the net, dozens of crabs are instead pounded with a rubber mallet before the nets are wound back in around a reel. A rhythm develops: the hum of the reel, the thwack of the mallet, the slap of a flounder landing in the bucket, the splash of something being returned...



but -- but -- but -- the commercial side says that all of the bycatch goes back unharmed.


It's time for the romantic notions surrounding commercial fishing to be corrected.  It's an ugly business that has destroyed our fish stocks.



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SOOOOO while crabbers are taking a hit, the gill net crowd is crushing their living.
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They’ve always smashed them. Too lazy to release them.
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blue crabs are overfished and overfishing is occurring... http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/nr-78-2019-mfc
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