VIDEO: Dead fish spur change in North Carolina law


Officials in North Carolina plan to change the law for catching striped bass after thousands of dead fish were released into the water last weekend.

The state's division of marine fisheries will replace the current 50-fish-a-day commercial trip limit, which has been in place for 15 years, with a 2,000-pound-a-day limit to avoid the need for fishermen to throw back dead fish, WAVY-TV reported.

Last week, an overloaded net prompted fishermen on a commercial trawler to release thousands of striped bass they caught off Bodie Island, officials from the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources said.

Click play to watch video taken of the dead fish floating in the water.

After towing through a school of striped bass, fishermen on the trawler Jamie Lynn found that the net was so full it was too heavy to bring onto the boat. To retrieve the net, the fishermen had to open it and release the fish, the boat captain said.

Click here for the full article.


Future Sales Focal Point

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks if inventory levels and other concerns will be a factor in boat-show participation. Take the survey here.

ABYC Releases ‘Largest Update’ of Standards

The 61st supplement of its Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft includes electric propulsion and electrical systems.

Fort Myers Tech Receives Training Support

Yamaha and the Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay donate to the college’s new maintenance certification program.

LCI Reports Record Q2

The parent of OEM supplier Lippert Components saw a 108 percent increase in net sales to $1.1 billion.

Cox Marine Addresses the Supply Chain

The diesel outboard manufacturer brings all sub-assembly production in-house to obviate delivery issues.

Boat Shows and Dealer Week Are Calls to Action

Shows are one of the best ways to connect face-to-face with customers, and MRAA’s signature conference can give insights into achieving retail success.