Posted by Debra Worley - email
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A bill co-sponsored by Representative Mike McIntyre could put a moratorium on Red Snapper fishing.
The bill would put an 180-day stoppage to Red Snapper recreational and commercial fishing from the North Carolina Coast, down to Florida. This is a way to reduce over fishing of the species.
While many fisherman are worried about the ban, some say it's a good idea.
The bill has been referred to the House subcommittee on insular affairs, oceans, and wildlife.