Save Our Pogies - House of Representative Letter

Look below to locate your county and click beside your State Representative. Then fill out the form below and click submit to email your State Representative a letter to Save Our Pogies.
Reprentative Name County
Cary D. Allred Alamance
Alice L. Bordsen Alamance
Mark W. Hollo Alexander, Catawba
Jim Harrell, III Alleghany, Surry
Pryor Gibson Anson, Union
W. Eugene Wilson Ashe, Watauga
Phillip Frye Avery, Caldwell, Mitchell, Yancey
Arthur Williams Beaufort, Pitt
Howard J. Hunter, Jr. Bertie, Gates, Hertford, Perquimans
Edd Nye Bladen, Cumberland
Bonner L. Stiller Brunswick
Dewey L. Hill Brunswick, Columbus
Susan C. Fisher Buncombe
Bruce Goforth Buncombe
Wilma M. Sherrill Buncombe
Walter G. Church, Sr. Burke
Mitch Gillespie Burke, McDowell
Jeff Barnhart Cabarrus
Linda P. Johnson Cabarrus
Edgar V. Starnes Caldwell
Bill Owens Camden, Currituck, Pasquotank, Tyrrell
Jean R. Preston Carteret, Jones
Bill Faison Caswell, Orange
Mark K. Hilton Catawba
Mitchell S. Setzer Catawba, Iredell
Joe Hackney Chatham, Moore, Orange
Roger West Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon
Bill Culpepper Chowan, Dare, Hyde, Washington
Tim Moore Cleveland
Debbie A. Clary Cleveland, Gaston
Bob England, M.D. Cleveland, Rutherford
William L. Wainwright Craven, Lenoir
Alice Graham Underhill Craven, Pamlico
Margaret Highsmith Dickson Cumberland
Rick Glazier Cumberland
Marvin W. Lucas Cumberland
Mary E. McAllister Cumberland
Jerry C. Dockham Davidson
Hugh Holliman Davidson
Larry R. Brown Davidson, Forsyth
Julia C. Howard Davie, Iredell
Russell E. Tucker Duplin, Onslow
Paul Luebke Durham
Henry M. Michaux, Jr. Durham
Paul Miller Durham
W. A. (Winkie) Wilkins Durham, Person
Jean Farmer-Butterfield Edgecombe, Wilson
Joe P. Tolson Edgecombe, Wilson
Dale R. Folwell Forsyth
Wm. C. Bill McGee Forsyth
Earline W. Parmon Forsyth
Larry Womble Forsyth
Lucy T. Allen Franklin, Halifax, Nash
William A. Current, Sr. Gaston
John M. Rayfield Gaston
James W. Crawford, Jr. Granville, Vance
Stephen A. LaRoque Greene, Lenoir, Wayne
Alma Adams Guilford
John M. Blust Guilford
Mary Price Taylor Harrison Guilford
Maggie Jeffus Guilford
Earl Jones Guilford
Laura I. Wiley Guilford
John D. Hall Halifax, Nash
David R. Lewis Harnett
John Sauls Harnett, Lee
R. Phillip Haire Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain
Ray Rapp Haywood, Madison, Yancey
Carolyn K. Justus Henderson
Trudi Walend Henderson, Polk, Transylvania
Garland E. Pierce Hoke, Robeson, Scotland
Douglas Y. Yongue Hoke, Robeson, Scotland
Karen B. Ray Iredell
George M. Holmes Iredell, Surry, Yadkin
N. Leo Daughtry Johnston
James H. Langdon, Jr. Johnston, Sampson
Joe L. Kiser Lincoln
Edith D. Warren Martin, Pitt
Martha B. Alexander Mecklenburg
Jim B. Black Mecklenburg
Becky Carney Mecklenburg
W. Pete Cunningham Mecklenburg
Beverly M. Earle Mecklenburg
Jim Gulley Mecklenburg
W. Edwin McMahan Mecklenburg
John W. Rhodes Mecklenburg
Drew Saunders Mecklenburg
Doug Vinson Mecklenburg
Melanie Wade Goodwin Montgomery, Richmond
David Almond Montgomery, Stanly, Union
Richard T. Morgan Moore
Bill Daughtridge Nash
Daniel F. McComas New Hanover
Carolyn H. Justice New Hanover, Pender
Thomas E. Wright New Hanover, Pender
Michael H. Wray Northampton, Vance, Warren
George G. Cleveland Onslow
W. Robert Grady Onslow
Verla Insko Orange
Marian N. McLawhorn Pitt
Harold J. Brubaker Randolph
Arlie F. Culp Randolph
Ronnie Sutton Robeson
Nelson Cole Rockingham
Bryan R. Holloway Rockingham, Stokes
Lorene Coates Rowan
Fred F. Steen, II Rowan
Larry M. Bell Sampson, Wayne
Curtis Blackwood Union
Bernard Allen Wake
J. Russell Capps Wake
Linda Coleman Wake
Nelson Dollar Wake
Rick L. Eddins Wake
Grier Martin Wake
Deborah K. Ross Wake
Paul Stam Wake
Jennifer Weiss Wake
Louis M. Pate, Jr. Wayne
R. Tracy Walker Wilkes

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Dear [recipient name will be inserted automatically if you clicked on their name]

I would like to inform you of an issue that is very important to me that I hope you will help support. As an avid sport fisherman, the lifeblood of game fish along our coast is a fish called a menhaden [also known as a pogy]. Virtually every fish that swims eats these baitfish as well as pelicans and porpoises. The fish are found in large schools of thousands of fish, generally right along the beaches within State controlled waters [3 miles]. The spring, summer, and fall months are the primary times when various game fish [King Mackerel, Cobia, Trout, Flounder, Tarpon] are migrating through our coastal waters and large commercial net boats are targeting the menhaden. Their "purse" seines have the capability to encircle large schools of these bait fish and in a matter of days can virtually wipe out the entire population along the entire coastal area. The result is the game fish, bird, and porpoises that depend upon these bait fish for their food source are deprived of their food source thus causing them to leave our waters in search of food sources in other areas. This has a negative impact on the multi million-dollar sport fishery that exists along our coast and therefore has long ranging effect on many aspects of our State's economy. When the baitfish are gone, the predator gamefish fish leave and when the gamefish leave the fishermen leave.

My request of you is to provide your support to the effort being established to "Save Our Pogies" []. A bill will be introduced by Representative Bonner Stiller[Brunswick County] to ban commercial menhaden netting from our coastal waters Your support is greatly appreciated.