Yearly Archives: 2019

Who’s actually catching the most fish?

Recreational tops commercial fishing across nine species By Easton Edwards If you attend any fisheries meeting you will sit and listen to individuals complain that they “never catch any fish,” “they don’t catch the fish they used to,” or “the commercial fishing guys catch everything and I never catch anything.” I have sat through numerous meetings and I hear this rhetoric from basically the same people, every time, at every fisheries meeting. You would think that there are NO fish and these recreational anglers go out and return with empty coolers every time. Nothing could be farther from th…

CARTERET COUNTY SHERIFF OFFERS TIPS FOR A SAFE JULY 4TH WEEKEND

With the July 4th weekend approaching, County Sheriff Asa Buck asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday happy, enjoyable and safe for everyone.   Carteret County citizens should remember that fireworks, as enjoyable as they are to watch, can be dangerous and should only be handled by professionals. According to the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission, there are nearly 9,000 emergency room-treated injuries associated with fireworks a year. You can enjoy a safe Fourth of July by following these safety tips:   •               Never give fireworks to smal…