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Marine Fisheries - 02 2016 MFC Audio

Marine Fisheries

Wrightsville Beach - James Willamor

Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Blockade Runner, Wilmington, N.C.
Feb. 17-19, 2016

Audio Presentations
The following are audio files in .mp3 format, recorded at the recent Division of Marine Fisheries public meeting. These audio files are compatible with multimedia applications such as iTunes, Windows Media Player or RealPlayer (etc.). You may listen online, or right click on the file name to download the audio files to your hard drive to listen to later.
Public Meeting
Receive public comment relative to any fisheries management issues
Call to Order
Invocation
Conflict of Interest Reminder
Roll Call
Vote on Approval of Agenda
Vote on Approval of Meeting Minutes
Public Comment
Receive public comment relative to any fisheries management issues

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Nominations
– Michelle Duval

  • Vote on replacement candidate(s) for obligatory seat

Petition for Declaratory Ruling
The commission must vote to grand or deny consideration of a petition for a declaratory ruling from American Eel Farm and the Division of Marine Fisheries regarding 15A NCAC 03M .0510

  • Declaratory Ruling Process Overview
  • Presentation of Request
    • Vote to grant or deny consideration of the merits of the petition

2015 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Update
– Jimmy Johnson (presentation)

  • Review on public input
  • Vote on final approval of plan update

Chairman’s Report
Review administrative actions and issues from the chair

  • Letters
  • Advisory Committee Appointments
  • Ethics Training Reminder
  • 2016 Meeting Schedule Reminder

Issues from Commissioners

  • Standard Commercial Fishing License Criteria

Committee Reports
Review and consideration of action items from committee meetings

  • Northern
  • Southern
  • Shellfish/Crustacean
  • Habitat and Water Quality
  • Oyster and Hard Clam Fishery Management Plans
  • Commercial Fishing Resource Fund
    • Vote to delegate authority to the commission’s Coastal Fishing Resource Fund Committee to develop and implement a memorandum of understanding with the Funding Committee.

Fishery Management Plan Update
– Catherine Blum

  • Status of ongoing plans

Recommendations for Total Allowable Landings for Pound Nets by Waterbodies for Supplement A to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1
– Louis Daniel

Oyster Fishery Management Plan Amendment 4 and Hard Clam Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2
– Tina Moore (presentation) |Part 1|Part 2|Part 3|

  • Review advisory committee and public input
  • Select preferred management options for each plan
  • Vote on approval of draft plans to send to the Department of Environmental Quality and the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations for review and comment

Rule Suspensions
– Kathy Rawls
The commission must vote to continue suspension of the following rule(s):

  • Vote on Rule Suspension for 15A NCAC 03J .0501 (e)(2) regarding flounder pound net escape panels.

Director’s Report
– Louis Daniel
Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities.

Issues from Commissioners
Meeting Assignments and Preview of Agenda Items for Upcoming Meeting
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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