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Beaufort Fisheries: Last Menhaden Plant in the State Faces Uncertain Future

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For most of the 20th-century the highest fishing catches in North Carolina were menhaden. Now only two menhaden plants remain on the Atlantic Coast, one at Beaufort, the other at Reedville, VA. A proposal by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission would restrict menhaden fishing to one mile from the shore. Jule Wheatly, owner of the Beaufort plant, said such a restriction would force him to close his plant since 75 percent of the fish he processes is caught within a mile of shore.
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Winter 2001, p15-16, il