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NC to Consider Leaving Federal Fisheries Group

An interesting bit of news from the Jacksonville Daily News
The debate is picking up again on whether or not North Carolina should withdraw from a federal interstate fisheries group.

Legislation was drafted in the North Carolina General Assembly in 1996 that would have pulled the state out of what was then a voluntary compact between all the East Coast states. It did not pass…Sen. Stan Bingham, R-Denton, said he would strongly object to such a proposal because it would destroy the whole objective of having the interstate fishery management board.

“The other states would be free to do as they choose, I suppose, and then we would have a mess,” Bingham said Thursday.





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