Sections of NC coast closed off to large-mesh, grill net fishing - WNCT

Sections of NC coast closed off to large-mesh, grill net fishing

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Fisherman in the Pamlico Sound and upper Core Sound will have to get used to some changes today.

Sections along the North Carolina coast are being closed off to large-mesh, grill net fishing.

The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries said the closure begins Wednesday, an hour before sunset.

Several recent instances of sea turtles getting tangled in the nets caused the closures.

They remain in effect through the first of September.

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