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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 46 Issue 7, July 1982
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The first menhaden factory was built on Harkers Island in 1865. Since 1910, commercial fishermen have harvested around 160 millions pounds of menhaden annually. The industry peaked in the 1940s and 1950s, but menhaden fishing still accounts for half the total of domestic fish caught annually in the state.
The Mead Corporation's Paperboard Mill in Sylva was a major employer for over forty years. It also poured tons of waste into the Tuckasegee River, making the waterway nearly lifeless between Sylva and Fontana Lake. Eventually, a confrontation developed between pro-industry and pro-environment factions. Estes discusses the dispute and its resolution.