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This insert provides data on the recreational and commercial fishing industries in North Carolina for 2015. Examined are the top 5 fish caught in both commercial and recreational fisheries, highlights autumn’s seasonal catches, and fishing’s economic impact.
While commercial fishermen and dealers must submit extensive paperwork on what they catch daily, there is no such requirement for recreational fishermen. Commercial fishermen and dealers number 4,076 and 606 respectively compared with about 670,000 anglers using around 800 for-hire boats. Angione reports on how text messaging could help with daily data collection from recreational fishermen.