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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 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.

Regan to speak at Oxford event announcing statewide plan

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The head of the state Department of Environmental Quality will be in Oxford today to announce the roll out of a statewide plan detailing how cities and towns can better prepare for their water and wastewater infrastructure needs. 

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