We the undersigned wish to address Gill Net rules in the coastal waters of North Carolina. There is too much waste associated with untended gill nets. We desire to do away with waste. Short of actually ridding our waters of gill nets entirely, the best way to do this to have the nets tended 24 hours a day. This will keep the shallow water nets from having a school of fish swim into it and be wasted and unusable by the time the owner of the net returns, which happens every day. We would also like it to be made a violation for nets to be set in such a way as to be a violation to be left on dry land when the tide recedes. We do not wish for commercial fisherman to be out of business, merely for less wasteful practices to be used and for wasteful gill netting to be made less so.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
(PS This petition was not created by nor in any way associated with any groups opposed to beach driving, there was some confusion. Thank You)