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Marine Fisheries - 05 2017 MFC Audio

Marine Fisheries

New Bern waterfront - Zach Fralley

Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
BridgePointe Hotel and Marina, New Bern
May 17-18, 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.

May 17

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 (Part 1)
– Director Braxton Davis
Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities

  • Division of Marine Fisheries Quarterly Update 
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission – Chris Batsavage
  • Protected Resources Update – Chris Batsavage
    • Observer Program 
    • Incidental Take Permit Updates
  • Informational Materials
    • Landings Update 
    • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update 
    • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update 
    • Highly Migratory Species 
    • Annual Fish Dealer Report
    • Annual Fisheries Bulletin 

Move to Close Session
Move to Open Session / Southern Flounder Litagtion
Director's Report (Part 2)

Committee Reports
  • Commercial Fishing Resource Fund Committees
  • Strategic Habitat Area – Region 4
Public Comment Period

May 18

Cobia Management (Part 1) (Part 2)
– Michelle Duval and Steve Poland
Fishery Management Plan Update
– Catherine Blum
  • Status of ongoing plans
Rulemaking Update
– Catherine Blum
  • 2016/2017 rulemaking cycle
  • 2017 rulebook supplement
  • Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules
    • Vote to approve draft report on 15A NCAC 10C .0100 rules to proceed to public notice, per G.S. 150B-21.3A
Rules Suspensions
– Kathy Rawls 
The commission must vote to continue suspension of the following rule(s)
Vote on continued suspension of Rule 15A NCAC 03M .0516 COBIA
Issues from Commissioners
Meeting Assignments and Preview of August Agenda Items
– 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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