Along the North Carolina coast a hostile relationship exists between recreational and commercial fishermen. Each group for their own reasons fears the other and what they might do. Leutze discusses some of the perceptions the two groups have of each other. For example, commercial fishermen feel recreational ones are insufficiently regulated, while they have to deal with all kinds of rules, regulations, and quotas. Recreational fishermen think that commercial people are unconcerned about exploiting the fisheries. Leutze suggests airing these perceptions to reach a middle ground. For example, commercial fishermen do care about the fisheries because their livelihood depends on them.