A portion of the sale proceeds will go toward the North Carolina Fisheries Association.
Jason Davis, founder of Loggerhead Printing located in Sneads Ferry, is making waves with his new T-shirt that reads, Protect The Fisherman. Protect An Endangered Species.
It’s his creative response to the new proposed regulations passed down by the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission, which has the potential to limit when and where fisherman can collect their daily bread.
Though these regulations are not formally enforced yet, their potential impact has many commercial fishermen and the fish markets that rely on them fearful. Across the board, popular fish markets from Sneads Ferry to Jacksonville and even Emerald Isle refuse to comment on this touchy subject. It’s an issue that could impact the way they and their families in our coastal community live their life.
“Well, nobody will make a comment about something like that, because it may affect the business even more, ya know what I’m saying?” explained Neil, from Capn’ Willis Seafood Market on Emerald Isle.
The controversy regarding the new potential regulations revolves around quota.
While the NC Wildlife Federation, which submitted the petition, has mentioned publicly to the media that their proposed regulations were not a ban meant to completely prevent local fisherman from collecting local shrimp and other fish, it is a way to protect particular species of fish from being overfished and to protect vital nursery areas around North Carolina.
But, locals like Davis, argue the regulations would have more of an impact than…
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