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Due to a new North Carolina Fisheries regulation, fishery agents and fishermen are working to reduce bycatch -- the amount of non-targeted catch -- fishermen net along with their intended catch. Various bycatch reduction devices (BRDs) are being tested.
Capt. Tim Barefoot, of Morrisville, is a professional fisherman and owner of Fishing Barefoot, a manufacturer of fishing equipment and supplies. He also designs many of the company's products and has devoted his life to studying game fish. Hadra discusses the company and the uniqueness of its products.
A bill approved by Congress in June adds over eighty-million dollars to the federal Dingell-Johnson Fund, used to develop state sport fishery and recreational boating programs. Now, motors and equipment such as tackle boxes, lines and hooks will be taxed.