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for Coastwatch Vol. 12 Issue 2, Feb 1985
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Big business in North Carolina to most people may mean tobacco or textiles, but to others that now includes fishing poles and waders. The state reeled in $193 million from recreational fishing in 1980 and the trend continues to grow.
Today's recreational fishermen is a different breed who wants a bigger say in policy making decisions over species regulations and taxes. Some fishing programs are turning into federations of members who are fighting for recreational fishing rights.