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for Coastwatch Vol. Issue , Jan/Feb 1996
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Between 1874 and 1875, Nathaniel Bishop sailed 2,500 miles in nine months, from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico. Locally, in his fifty-six pound paper canoe, he paddled by the Outer Banks and Onslow Bay, then down the Waccamaw River.
In 1919, shark fishing for profit began in the state. Products included tanned shark hide and fertilizer. When shark meat became popular in 1983, however, fishery regulation was needed to protect the species.
The coastal forests, swamps, and bays contain the state's largest black bear population. Almost 5,000 of the elusive creatures roam an area of 5.5 million acres.
Sharks inspire admiration and fear. Off Morehead City, Cape Hatteras, and in other waters, a photographer, a biologist, and a fisherman meet the shark in his own element.