UPDATED - Parts four and five added.
Part Three of Five in the Rocky Mount Telegram's coverage of the gill netting issue. Is it possible for a compromise? Today's money quote indicates that it might be a good idea to keep the two sides apart:
Marine Fisheries allowed flounder gill netters to place their sets in the sound one-half hour after sunset. By law these nets were to be retrieved by one-half hour before sunrise.
The plan worked. The two different user groups met rarely, only in passing. Flounder tend to move more at night, so most of the commercial fishermen were happy with the compromise.
The Gill Net Quandry: Part One (The Issue) - Debatable Catch
The Gill Net Quandry: Part Two (More Nets, Problems)
The Gill Net Quandry: Part Three (A Compromise)
The Gill Net Quandary: Part Four (Recreational Use)
The Gill Net Quandary: Part Five (For The Fish)