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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: July 31, 2020
Phone: 252-726-7021

Fishermen asked to track and prepare for Hurricane Isaias

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is asking fishermen to keep a close eye on the progress of Hurricane Isaias and to start getting ready for the storm now.

While it is too soon to predict specific impacts, the storm may bring hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall to coastal North Carolina that will likely cause rough seas and could produce some flooding, tornadoes, and storm surge.

Fishermen should remove fishing gear from the water well before the storm’s arrival. Crab pots and gill nets, especially, are prone to damage and displacement during storms.

Vessel owners should check their safety equipment to ensure all is in working order and plan to remove their boats from the water or take them to safe harbor as the storm approaches.

Fishermen should monitor NOAA Weather radio for storm updates and channel 16 on their marine radios for the latest U.S. Coast Guard emergency broadcasts.

Information about other hurricane preparations, as well as a free mobile app, can be found on the state Division of Emergency Management’s website at www.ReadyNC.org.

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: July 23, 2020
Phone: 252-726-7021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee to meet July 30 by webinar

MOREHEAD CITY —The Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee will meet by webinar on July 30 at 9 a.m.

The public may join the meeting online or listen over the telephone. A link to join the webinar, as well as information on system requirements and testing, can be found here.

Committee members are scheduled to review two completed issue papers and other specific issues for the 2021 CHPP Revision. The committee will also hear a presentation on the Water Quality section in the N.C. Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan. Additionally, a representative from the Pew Foundation will address the committee regarding her thoughts and suggestions for promoting the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan and involving stakeholders in the process and the implementation of the plan.

For more information, contact Jimmy Johnson with the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership or Anne Deaton with the Division of Marine Fisheries.

For a full meeting agenda, click here.

WHO: Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee
WHAT: Meeting by Webinar
WHEN: July 30 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Click Here
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