Editor's note: This story appeared in The Reel News, which covers outdoor issues in the Pacific Northwest By Jim Tuggle I read somewhere in the past few weeks, that Washington Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind proclaimed that “Gillnets are specie specific”. This statement has been eating...

[caption id="attachment_9613" align="alignright" width="599"] Rocky Carter, far right, helps volunteers build the Oyster Highway in the New River near Jacksonville.[/caption] The North Carolina Wildlife Federation announced the winners of the 56th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards today and CCA NC Legacy Life Member and Executive Board...

 The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is moving toward implementing commercial and recreational flounder seasons to end overfishing and rebuild the overfished southern flounder stock.  The commission voted last week to accept the recommendations of the Division of Marine Fisheries in their entirety as its preferred management options...

By Rip Woodin Editor CCA NC   A 20-year wait for a fisheries management solution to rescue collapsingSouthern flounder stocks may come to an end this August when the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission hopes to adopt significant harvest reductions before the fall season when most flounder are caught,...