Contact members of NCDMF and politely urge them to pull their heads out of the sand. This whole situation is driven by legal agendas and the board has alot of influence from lawmakers and wealthy individuals who could care less about the resource they are hurting. Unless you get mass discontent from the public the board will do nothing to try to change the situation. Reminds me of the Va General Assembly who are responsible for managing the menhaden in VA. Complete conflict of interest.
Email, call, pester and put these people in the spotlight. This corruption is nothing new regarding the management of NC commercial fishing.
I am trying to find high resolution aerial pics to submit to Doug Olander. We have emailed and he is doing an editorial on the issue down in NC. The article will be in the april issue of SportFishing Magazine.