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   How Did North Carolina's Commercial Fishing Industry Fare In Hurricane Florence?
by Will Michaels, WUNC
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 3:53PM EDT

While cleanup crews are getting a good idea of how much the damage Hurricane Florence will cost, it's not yet clear what the storm might have done to North Carolina's fishing industry. 

Farmers on land lost more than $1 billion worth of crops in the floodwaters from the hurricane. Jerry Schill of the North Carolina Fisheries Association says, in a way, commercial fishermen lost crops of their own.

"The fish stocks that they normally fish for in the fall, those fish stocks are displaced," he said.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: WUNC


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