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Marine Fisheries - 05 2016 MFC Audio

Marine Fisheries

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Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, N.C.
May 18-20, 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

NOAA Fisheries 2016 Recreational Cobia Season
Part 1 | Part 2 — Michelle Duval (Presentation)

  • Review public comment
  • Review 2016 harvest options
  • Vote on possible changes to cobia harvest restrictions

Chairman’s Report

  • Letters
  • Ethics Training Reminder
  • 2016 Meeting Schedule Reminder

Committee Reports

  • Northern
  • Southern
  • Shellfish/Crustacean
  • Finfish
  • Oyster and Hard Clam Fishery Management Plans
  • Sea Turtle
  • Coastal Recreational Fishing License – Beth Govoni
  • Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Conference Committee – Jimmy Johnson

Blue Crab Traffic Light Assessment Update
Jason Rock and Corrin Flora (Presentation)
Review updated information incorporating 2015 data into the traffic light assessment, along with the suite of potential adaptive management measures

  • Vote to select adaptive management measures

Fishery Management Plan Update
Catherine Blum

  • Status of ongoing plans

Total Allowable Landings for Pound Nets by Waterbodies for Supplement A to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1
Mike Loeffler and Chris Stewart (Presentation)

Oyster Fishery Management Plan Amendment 4 and Hard Clam Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2
Tina Moore and Joe Facendola (Presentation)

  • Review advisory committee and public input on lowering the daily oyster harvest limit for the Shellfish License statewide
  • 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

Rulemaking Update
Catherine Blum

  • 2015/2016 rulemaking cycle
  • 2016/2017 rulemaking cycle
  • Issue paper review:
    • Development of a Permit to Allow Weekend Trawling to Take Live Shrimp
    • Spiny Dogfish Dealer Permit
    • Proposed Rule Changes for Convictions of Larceny Related to Fishing Gear or
    • Convictions of Injuring/Destroying/Stealing Fishing Gear
    • Correction of Wade Creek Primary Nursery Area Boundary Line
    • Clarification of License Requirements for Leaseholder Designees

Rule Suspensions
Kathy Rawls
The commission must vote to continue rule suspensions that have occurred since its last meeting:

  • Vote on any rule suspension for a portion of 15A NCAC 03M .0516 COBIA regarding possession limits.
  • Vote on any rule suspension for a portion of 15A NCAC 03M .0503 FLOUNDER regarding ocean-caught flounder season.

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

  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission – Michelle Duval and Chris Batsavage
    • Weakfish Stock Assessment – Chris Batsavage
    • Red Drum Stock Assessment – Lee Paramore

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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