According to a local fisherman, Chris McCaffity, the biggest problem with the way our fisheries are being managed is Regulatory Discards. They are created when fishermen are required by law to discard dead and dying fish that are smaller than the arbitrary size limits or the quotas have been mismanaged and fisheries are closed for months at a time. Another problem is that the fishery managers closed the vast majority of our South Atlantic seafloor based on the lack of data on two fish. This made it illegal to harvest many kinds of seafood while putting more pressure on the legal species and open areas.
All this pressure is forcing small fishermen out of business and thus we import more seafood from overseas. This seafood is raised in some of the most disgusting environments you can imagine. The NC Tea Party will be doing a story on this subject, and if you think this does not affect you… think again because it does. In the meantime you can watch these videos.