This is the 5th in a series of very interesting articles that have been in the OBX Voice, written by Russ Lay.
Been kind of surprised no one has mentioned these articles yet...but perhaps the OBX Connection isn't the place for these discussions.
Most of the time I seem to find out about the latest article from a link in the Island Free Press.
Also, thanks to this forum, I've been reading Hatteras Blues: A Story from the Edge of America by Tom Carlson...which is really what got me so interested in this ongoing series of articles about commercial fishing/sport fishing/recreational and the political goings on...as well as the inexact science. Today's article has some good posts/responses. I was especially glad to see Ernie Foster's response.
For those of you who care about this subject, I'm sure you've been keeping up...but if you haven't yet, they are worth while reading.