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Fisheries amends 2016 recreational fishing bulletin

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The front page of the 2016 Annual Fisheries Bulletin and subsequent news release issued May 25 inadvertently reported the 2015 top five recreationally-harvested species, by pounds, as the 2016 top five recreationally-harvested species, by pounds.

Shrimp catches and sales soared, but overall commercial landings lower in 2016

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A warm autumn kept commercial fishermen catching and selling shrimp up to New Year’s Eve last year, boosting 2016 shrimp landings to the highest since the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Trip Ticket Program began in 1994. But overall, the 60 million pounds of finfish and shellfish commercial fishermen caught and sold at the docks was a 9 percent decrease from 2015. The total estimated dockside value of $94 million was about $700,000 short of the 2015 value. 

State’s water and wastewater infrastructure plan to be presented Wednesday in Greensboro

Monday, May 15, 2017

North Carolina’s new statewide water and wastewater infrastructure plan will be presented at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday during the opening session of the 2017 North Carolina Rural Water Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Greensboro.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Four Seasons, 3121 Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro. “North Carolina’s Statewide Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Master Plan” helps cities and towns better prepare for their water and wastewater utility needs.

State environmental panel grants interbasin transfer certificate

Friday, May 12, 2017

A state environmental panel has granted Union County a certificate to transfer a maximum of 23 million gallons of water a day from the Yadkin River Basin to the Rocky River Basin to meet Union County's projected water demands through 2050.

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