North Carolina Environmental Department Beats Fish Dumping Suit

Nov. 6, 2020, 10:11 PM

An environmental group and individuals are backing down from their claim that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is failing to adequately regulate shrimp trawling operators, according to a notice in a federal court in the state.

The group claimed in their lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina that shrimp trawling operators were dumping fish without a permit and dragging nets through the Pamlico Sound. The alleged activities are degrading the water quality in the sound, according to the lawsuit, and by failing to regulate such operations, the department was violating ...

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