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Updated 2012 Economic Data for Gamefish in HB983
By Brad Gentner

Economic Impact of the Estuarine Striped Bass, Red Drum and Spotted Seatrout Fisheries by Sector: An Update for House Bill 983
Prepared by Gentner Consulting Group, Incorporated
May 28th, 2013
The Fisheries Economic Development Act (HB 983) seeks to create gamefish status for estuarine striped bass, red drum and spotted seatrout in the state of North Carolina and to compensate commercial harvesters for their lost revenue. This bill removes oceanic striped bass from the gamefish designation as proposed in HB 353. This document was produced to update the previous HB 353 fact sheet to show that the removal of oceanic striped bass fishing from consideration and compensating commercial harvesters only strengthens the case for HB 983 and gamefish status for these three important recreational species managed in the public trust.

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