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Jim Harden has been fishing for striped bass off the coast of North Carolina his whole life.
-- scale he says talk to him by his maternal grandmother see your fear now is that some sport fish may not be here for your kids or for your kids kids.
Exactly right Douglas were really concerned about -- future generations and availability of of the fishery resources.
At issue for -- Hardin met trawlers which catch huge amounts of fish then discard anything over State's limit.
Often killing thousands of sport fish instantly.
This is aftermath video of a mass fish -- earlier this year and surprisingly.
Some sports fishing in this state generates more revenue.
-- commercial fish.
That's true that getting his status as that ability to impact economically -- they -- -- -- about a 150 times would have would -- commercial.
Party now wants a commercial ban on some sport fish including red Drummond spotted Trout and of course striped bass.
It's a proposal that -- fishermen -- fisherman.
Here on the coast of North Carolina.
Unfortunately what we have here is a group of very self centered.
Who believe that there fun is more important than a man making a living and feeding them.
-- -- and as a spokesman for north Carolina's commercial fishing industry.
And he says -- proposal will leave many fishermen without a job.
What kind of -- person.
Would put another man -- -- work.
And take food off that -- family's table.
So that he can have more fun your opponents say you are going to put commercial fisherman out of work.
For what is essentially a recreational activities.
Well the fact is we feel of these these species much more valuable to the citizens of the state of North Carolina as -- -- fish.
He says these species represented only 2% of the commercial catch in the state.
On the Roanoke river in north Carolina at Douglas Kennedy Fox News.
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