Charter Boat Companies Turning Customers Away Due To Fuel Prices

With gas prices on the rise, charter fishermen are feeling the pinch.

The state average for regular unleaded fuel is $3.47. In Carteret County most stations were priced at $3.49. Diesel fuel is even higher, causing concerns among the charter fishermen on the coast. President of Continental Shelf Bill Davis says he's had to turn customers away because the trip wouldn't have paid off.

"You just can's make the trips. People call wanting to go. They think you run everyday but you just can't do that now. You got to get enough to pay expenses," said Davis

Many Charter fishermen say they are also concerned high gas prices might keep people from traveling to the coast as well.

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