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Marine Fisheries - 02 2017 MFC Audio

Marine Fisheries

Wilmington Waterfront

Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Hilton Wilmington Riverside, Wilmington
Feb. 15-16, 2017

8-point rule

 

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.

Feb. 15

Call to Order
Conflict of Interest Reminder
Roll Call
Vote on Approval of Agenda
Vote on Approval of Meeting Minutes
Chairman’s Report
  • Letters
  • Ethics Training Reminder
  • 2017 Meeting Schedule Reminder

Director’s Report
– Director Braxton Davis
Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities

  • Division of Marine Fisheries Quarterly Update
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission – Michelle Duval
    • Red Drum Stock Assessment Update – Lee Paramore
  • Informational Materials
    • Rule Suspension Notices/NAction Required
    • Landings Update
    • Protected Resources Update
      • Observer Program
      • Incidental Take Permit Updates
    • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update
    • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update
    • Highly Migratory Species

Committee Reports

  • Funding Committee for the Commercial Fishing Resource Fund
  • Joint Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Coastal Recreational Fishing License – Braxton Davis

Public Comment Period

Feb. 16

Petition for Rulemaking by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation
The commission has received a petition tdesignate all coastal fishing waters not otherwise designated as nursery areas as special secondary nursery areas; establish clear criteria for the opening of shrimp season; and define the type of gear and how and when gear may be used in special secondary nursery areas during shrimp season.

2017 Cobia Season and Potential Management Measures
– Michelle Duval and Steve Poland

  • Vote on 2017 Season and Management Measures

Central Southern Management Area Striped Bass

Fishery Management Plan Update (and Rulemaking)
– Catherine Blum

Rulemaking
– Catherine Blum

  • 2016/2017 rulemaking cycle
  • Review of hearing and public comment
  • Vote on final approval of rules and Fishery Management Plans
    • Hard Clam Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2/Oyster Fishery Management Plan Amendment 4
      • 15A NCAC 03K .0201, OYSTER HARVEST MANAGEMENT
      • 15A NCAC 03K .0202, CULLING REQUIREMENTS FOR OYSTERS
      • 15A NCAC 03K .0302, MECHANICAL HARVEST OF CLAMS FROM PUBLIC BOTTOM
      • 15A NCAC 03.0114, SUSPENSION, REVOCATION, AND REISSUANCE OF LICENSES
      • 15A NCAC 03.0201, STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SHELLFISH BOTTOM LEASES AND FRANCHISES AND WATER COLUMN LEASES
      • 15A NCAC 03.0208, TERMINATION OF SHELLFISH BOTTOM LEASES AND FRANCHISES AND WATER COLUMN LEASES
    • Permit for Weekend Trawling for Live Shrimp
      • 15A NCAC 03J .0104, TRAWL NETS
      • 15A NCAC 03L .0102, WEEKEND SHRIMPING PROHIBITED
      • 15A NCAC 03.0501, PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS TOBTAIN PERMITS
      • 15A NCAC 03.0503, PERMIT CONDITIONS; SPECIFIC
    • Spiny Dogfish Dealer Permit
      • 15A NCAC 03.0503, PERMIT CONDITIONS; SPECIFIC
    • Increase Penalties for Gear Larceny
      • 15A NCAC 03.0114, SUSPENSION, REVOCATION, AND REISSUANCE OF LICENSES
      • Wade Creek Coordinate Correction
      • 15A NCAC 03R .0103, PRIMARY NURSERY AREAS
    • Clarification of License Requirements for Leaseholder Designees
      • 15A NCAC 03.0501, PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS TOBTAIN PERMITS
    • Modify Fisheries Director’s Proclamation Authority for Protection of Public Health
      • 15A NCAC 03H .0103, PROCLAMATIONS, GENERAL
      • 15A NCAC 03K .0110, PUBLIC HEALTH AND CONTROL OF OYSTERS, CLAMS,
      • SCALLOPS, AND MUSSELS
    • Establish Spotted Seatrout Rule
      • 15A NCAC 03M .0522, SPOTTED SEATROUT
    • Align Method for Commencement of License, Permit, and Certificate Suspension/ Revocation Process
      • 15A NCAC 03P .0101, LICENSE, PERMIT, OR CERTIFICATION DENIAL: REQUEST FOR REVIEW
    • Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules
      • Vote tapprove draft report on 15A NCAC 03 .0100 rules tproceed tpublic notice, per G.S. 150B-21.3A
      • Vote tapprove draft report on all other 15A NCAC 03 rules tproceed tpublic notice, per G.S. 150B-21.3A

Rules Suspensions
– Kathy Rawls
The commission must vote tcontinue suspension of the following rule(s)

  • Vote on continued suspension of portions of 15A NCAC 03J .0301 Pots regarding crab pot escape ring requirements

Issues from Commissioners

Meeting Assignments and Preview of Agenda Items for May Meeting
– Nancy Fish

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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