Pamlico Sound closing to large-mesh gill net fishing

MOREHEAD CITY - (AP) - The Pamlico Sound is closing to all large-mesh gill net fishing because of problems with endangered sea turtles.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has documented four interactions between the large-mesh gill nets and sea turtles since that type of fishing was allowed in the Pamlico Sound beginning Sept. 15.

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