Mislabeling is common in the seafood industry even as consumer demand for local and sustainable food grows. In the end, it’s better for everyone to make the supply process transparent.
Subsistence fishing is a mix of culture and economics in eastern North Carolina.
Every fall, speckled trout move by the thousands into creeks crossed by roads and bridges, where an angler needs only the proper approach and equipment.
Family is especially important for Chris Medlin, owner of East Coast Sports in Surf City, who comes from a long line of coastal business owners, dating back to the late 1940s.
The sights, smells and other signals are there, but some folks just seem to have an innate sense for catching fish.
Jared Lambert caught the 7-pound, 11.2-ounce fish Aug. 6 near Frying Pan Tower.
Thomas Madsen’s 58-pound, 8-ounce fish broke the North Carolina record set in 2016.
Capt. Rick Patterson tried competitive bass fishing but later turned his focus and his passion toward saltwater angling and helping people, especially young folks, catch a big one for the first time.
“We have an interested party,” owner Mike Stanley said this week.
Keep a sharp eye because you may not see them below, but there’s a certain fish that when hooked, despite its lowly status, is likely to make everyone happy.
There’s a king mackerel tournament somewhere almost every weekend, but aside from potential big money, catching a king is exciting.
The Division of Marine Fisheries randomly selected fish tag numbers from more than 664 tags that were turned in during 2021.
Summer fishing on grass flats and tidal creeks requires special considerations and planning in terms of gear, location and avoiding heat stroke, but big speckled trout and red drum are among the possible rewards.
Kids 15 and younger can spend the morning June 11 fishing with Croatan National Forest and North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
May brings with it the promise of southwest breezes and pleasant days on the water with the ability to finally get in a small boat and catch a fish close to shore — the true sign of approaching summer.
The division announced Friday that it is mailing to current license and permit holders renewal packets that include an application and a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope.