"Tilman Gray, age 50, has been a commercial fisherman for 38 years. He owns four commercial boats and personally fishes a 25-footer and a 42-footer. His son runs another boat; a friend runs Tilman's fourth boat. He said his family has fished the local waters for more than 200 years.
"I fish gill nets, pound nets, long lines and Bandit reels," he said. "From the sound (Pamlico Sound) and the ocean, we catch 24 different species of fish. Gill netting is the most effective type of fishing. But, like an automobile in the hands of the wrong person, a gill net can also be the deadliest thing on earth." "