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Flounder situation complicated by uncertainties

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

North Carolina’s southern flounder stock is in trouble and an eventual closed season is one of the possibilities for the future, according to N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Director Dr. Louis Daniels.

“We enacted a plan to reduce over-fishing in 2005, and the law says you have to end over-fishing in 10 years,” said Daniels, in an interview earlier Tuesday. “So what happens if we get to 2015 and we haven’t achieved that goal? One response would be to close the fishery if that happened.”


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