Red Snapping fishing bill

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.

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