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Marine Fisheries - 08-2016 Audio

Marine Fisheries

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Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Doubletree by Hilton Brownstone, Raleigh, N.C.
August 17-19, 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

Chairman’s Report

  • Letters
  • Ethics Training Reminder
  • 2016 Meeting Schedule Reminder
  • 2017 Proposed Meeting Schedule
  • Election of Vice Chair

Committee Reports

  • Sea Turtle
  • Coastal Recreational Fishing License – Braxton Davis
  • Conservation Fund – Nancy Fish
  • Vote on approval of grant

Standard Commercial Fishing License Eligibility Report/Set Eligibility Pool Cap
Stephanie McInerny and Capt. Jason Walker (Presentation)
Each year the commission must set a cap on the number of Standard Commercial Fishing Licenses in the License Eligibility Pool

  • Vote on setting cap on number of licenses in the Eligibility Pool

Landings Overview
Stephanie McInerny, Alan Bianchi and Doug Mumford (Presentation)

Stock Status Report
Lee Paramore (Presentation)

Central Southern Management Area Striped Bass Meeting Update
Braxton Davis and Charlton Godwin (Presentation)

Fishery Management Plan Update
Catherine Blum

  • Status of ongoing plans
  • Fishery management plan review
  • Vote of five-year schedule

Rulemaking Update
Catherine Blum

  • July 2016 rulebook supplement
  • 2016/2017 rulemaking cycle
  • Issue paper review:
    • Establish Spotted Seatrout Rule
    • Modify Fisheries Director’s Proclamation Authority for the Protection of Public Health
    • Align Method for Commencement of License, Permit, and Certificate Suspension/Revocation Process
  • 2016/2017 Notice of Text for Rulemaking
    Review and vote on the following proposed rules and associated fiscal analyses
    • 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
      • 03O .0114, SUSPENSION, REVOCATION, AND REISSUANCE OF LICENSES
      • 03O .0201, STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SHELLFISH
      • BOTTOM LEASES AND FRANCHISES AND WATER COLUMN LEASES
        03O .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 03O .0501, PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN PERMITS
      • 15A NCAC 03O .0503, PERMIT CONDITIONS; SPECIFIC
    • Spiny Dogfish Dealer Permit
      • 15A NCAC 03O .0503, PERMIT CONDITIONS; SPECIFIC
    • Increase Penalties for Gear Larceny
      • 15A NCAC 03O .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 03O .0501, PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN 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

Rule Suspensions
Kathy Rawls
The commission must vote to continue rule suspensions of the following rule(s)

  • 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 03L .0201 CRAB HARVEST RESTRICTIONS regarding culling tolerance and size limits.
  • Vote on rule suspension for 15A NCAC 03L .0203 CRAB DREDGING regarding targeted crab dredging.
  • Vote on rule suspension for a portion of 15A NCAC 03M .0301 SPANISH MACKEREL regarding minimum size limit for pound nets.
Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Annual Report
Jimmy Johnson
Vote on Annual Report

Director’s Report — Part 1 | Part 2
Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities.
Legislative Update/Division of Marine Fisheries Quarterly Update-Part 1
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission – Michelle Duval and Chris Batsavage-Part 2

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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