These rules will limit your access to N.C. shrimp


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If you love local shrimp you pick up direct from fishermen at roadside trucks or from farmers markets and fish houses, state rule makers need to hear from you. 

Proposals to close nearly all shrimping in North Carolina will not only impact your plate but end a way of life that fishing families in our state have known for generations. Without access to N.C. shrimp, where will your shrimp come from?

You have until June 30, 2021, to tell the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission your thoughts about preserving shrimp fishing in North Carolina. Closure of shrimp trawling in all North Carolina waters except the Atlantic Ocean is among rules the commission is considering.

Proponents of shrimp fishing bans claim the gear that fishers use harm ecosystems and endangered species, but numerous studies show that is not the case.

Tap here to read the facts about trawling  

You may submit written comments to the Marine Fisheries commission via the U.S. mail or speak directly to Marine Fisheries Commission advisory committees during virtual meetings. Here's how to share your thoughts.

➡️ Joint Northern and Southern Regional Advisory Committees: 6 p.m. June 15. Register to speak by 5 p.m. June 14.

➡️ Joint Shellfish/Crustacean and Finfish Advisory Committees: 6 p.m. June 16. Register to speak by 5 p.m. June 15.

➡️ Habitat and Water Quality Advisory Committee: 5 p.m. June 17. Register to speak by 5 p.m. June 16.

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