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Opposition to Game Fish Bill - HB#983   ....    Important Links Below
Arguments Against Game Fish Bill
NCGA Commerce and Jobs Development Committee
NC Senate Members NC House Members
Collaborations in Opposition to HB#983
NC Division of Marine Fisheries Opposition  Representative Paul Tine Congressman Jones Statement
Dare County Board of Commissioners
Dare County Chamber of Commerce
Outer Banks Visitor's Bureau
NC Travel and Tourism Board
Ocracoke Working Watermen's Association
North Carolina Seafood Markets
Food Pantry Plea
North Carolina Seafood Petition
Opposition List

Mission Statement
The North Carolina Watermen United organization represents the needs of our coastal communities by protecting the livelihood of the people who fish for a living and provides a voice for fair regulations.

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Welcome
Thoughts from Britt Shackelford
President, North Carolina Watermen United


Welcome to our website. Our updated site and our outlook will better keep our members and all educated fishermen informed and up-to-speed on the four stakeholders in the Fisheries Resources that surround our professional watermen. The four stakeholders are:

Charter/Headboat Fishermen:
This sector brings millions of dollars into the state from people who come here for a day – or two or three – for the excitement of fishing inshore or offshore on a boat with a local guide.

Charter boats leaving Hatteras Inlet at Sunrise
Commercial Harvesters:
Our commercial fishermen play a vital role in the state’s economy with pounds and pounds of fish to send all over the country and to provide our local restaurants with the best “Catch-of-the-day.”

Commercial Fishing Boat in Wanchese
Recreational Fishermen:
Many people come here – loaded down with tackle and gear, towing their boats behind them – to take advantage of our excellent fishing.





Recreational fishermen in Hatteras salt marsh
Consumers:
Tourists by the thousands visit for “vacation;” to spend some time on the water; to catch some fish; to watch a sunset and eat our excellent seafood.

Local Seafood Boxes

With your help, a little old-fashioned Good Luck (I’ll take some luck every day!) and some of the Lord’s blessings, we are not only going to survive, but THRIVE, as we charge into the 21st century.

Welcome Aboard! And Hold onto your Hat!
Britt "Shack" Shackelford, President
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