From the Outer Banks Voice
Watermen, restaurant owners, county commissioners and others are headed for Raleigh today to argue against a bill that would prohibit commercial catches of striped bass and other gamefish.
A public forum on the bill will be held at 1:30 p.m., said state Rep. Paul Tine, a Dare County Democrat.
Now making its way through the state House of Representatives, the bill would designate red drum, speckled trout and striped bass as coastal gamefish. It proposes to limit fishing to hook-and-line methods, which would put them off limits to commercial trawlers in state waters.