State of Change

Morty Gaskill

Clip | 5m 19s | Video has closed captioning.

Ocracoke commercial fisherman Morty Gaskill makes his living on the water. He has experienced first-hand how the changing climate, increased development and erosion have affected North Carolina’s fisheries. According to Gaskill, adaptability is the key to success on the island and on the water.

Aired: 04/20/22

Rating: NR

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State of Change is a local public television program presented by PBS NC.

This story was produced with support from the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative. For more information, go to