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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: June 14, 2017
Phone: 252-726-7021

Region 4 Strategic Habitat Area Committee meeting scheduled

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MOREHEAD CITY — The Region 4 Strategic Habitat Area Advisory Committee to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will meet at 10:00 a.m. June 21 at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Wilmington Regional Office, 127 Cardinal Drive Extension, Wilmington.

The committee will review draft results of strategic habitat areas in the southeastern coastal waters of the state. A full agenda can be found here.


Strategic habitat areas (also called strategic coastal habitats) are locations of individual fish habitats or systems of habitats that provide exceptional habitat functions or are particularly at risk due to imminent threats, vulnerability or rarity. The N.C. Coastal Habitat Protection Plan calls for the state to identify strategic habitat areas so that agencies can focus non-regulatory conservation and restoration efforts on them.

For more information, contact Anne Deaton with the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section at 910-796-7311 or Anne.Deaton@ncdenr.gov.

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: June 8, 2017
Phone: 252-726-7021

Anglers may receive a survey from the
Division of Marine Fisheries

MOREHEAD CITY — North Carolina recreational anglers holding a current Coastal Recreational Fishing License may receive a survey conducted by the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries in the coming months.

The survey is a follow up to a previously conducted data collection in 2009. It seeks information on the economic characteristics of coastal recreational anglers’ fishing trips, as well as social and demographic characteristics. The information gathered in the survey will be used in fishery management plans and in developing economic impact models to help fisheries managers make informed decisions on various fisheries topics.

Anglers, who receive the survey through random selection, will be asked a variety of questions such as what species they commonly target, average fishing trip expenditures, demographic information such as education, age and household income, and their opinions on fisheries management and user conflicts.

Individual responses to questions will be kept strictly confidential. Results from the study will be aggregated to present an overall view of the economic status of the recreational fishery and published in a report that will be made available to the public at: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/social-economic-data-reports.

For the survey results to truly represent those who fish in North Carolina waters, it is very important that anglers participate and answer as many questions as possible. By completing the survey, anglers help ensure that fisheries managers receive the best possible information about the economic effects of regulations.

The survey is being funded by the Marine Resources Fund which seeks to manage, enhance and protect the marine resources of North Carolina based on sound science and strategies. For more information, contact Adam Stemle, division Economics Program manager, at 252-808-8107 or Adam.Stemle@ncdenr.gov.

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Jamie Kritzer
Date: June 7, 2017
Phone: 919-707-8602; 919-218-5935

State expands nationwide search for head of
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries

RALEIGH — State environmental officials are reopening and expanding their nationwide search for a director for the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.

The position is responsible for managing North Carolina’s marine and estuarine resources. The director manages 320 full-time, seasonal and temporary employees and a $36 million annual budget. Among its responsibilities, the Division of Marine Fisheries regulates fish and shellfish harvests, sets catch limits for fishermen, monitors fish harvests, and inspects seafood processing and distribution facilities.

The position, which was reposted Tuesday on the state’s job posting website, will remain open until 5 p.m. June 23. People interested in applying for the state Division of Marine Fisheries’ position or learning more about it can visit:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/1760722/environmental-program-manager-ii?department[0]=Dept%20of%20Environmental%20Quality&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

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