Monthly Archives: September 2021

Fisheries Management: Process vs. Wants

By Easton Edwards EASTERN NC – The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission – the nine-member governing board for the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries – held its quarterly meeting Thursday, Aug 26 – still ‘virtual’ due to Covid. Small mesh gill nets were discussed, which could lead to further restrictions on gill net use in North Carolina waters. The Division was tasked to bring suggested changes, that could be used as needed, to change various rules pertaining to gill nets.  The pressure being applied for this was obvious! Special interest groups simply WANT (and I highlight WANT) to…

ECC board moves decisively, as details emerge

NEW BERN – Grady Quattlebaum, PLCC, a new law firm formed in early August of last year by former Sumrell Sugg attorneys Arey Grady and Jill Quattlebaum, abruptly resigned as the legal firm for the Eastern Carolina Council on July 20, 2021. Two days later, Katie Bordeau, ECC’s executive director, was fired by Eastern Carolina Council’s governing board.  Public records from the agency – obtained by this newspaper – make it clear that the departures of the Grady Quattlebaum law firm and Bordeaux, the ECC executive director,  are related. Those same records explain why a ‘General Membership’ me…