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Marine Fisheries - 08 2017 MFC Audio

Marine Fisheries

Raleigh downtown

Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone-University Hotel, Raleigh
August 16-17

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.

Aug. 16

Call to Order
Conflict of Interest Reminder
Roll Call
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Meeting Minutes

Chairman’s Report

  • Letters
  • Ethics Training Reminder
  • 2017 Meeting Schedule Reminder
  • 2018 Proposed Meeting Schedule
  • Election of Vice Chair

Committee Reports
Strategic Habitat Area – Region 4

Director’s Report
– Director Braxton Davis
Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities

  • Division of Marine Fisheries Quarterly Update
  • Legislative Update
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
    – Michelle Duval and Chris Batsavage
  • Informational Materials
    • Landings Update
    • Protected Resources Update
      • Observer Program
      • Incidental Take Permit Updates
    • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update
    • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update
    • Highly Migratory Species

Landings Overview  (2017 MFC Landings)
– Stephanie McInerny, Alan Bianchi and Chris Wilson
Blue Crab Traffic Light Assessment Update (Blue Crab Traffic Light )
– Jason Rock
Stock Status Report  (Stock Status Aug. 2014)
– Tina Moore
Red Drum Update  (Red Drum FMP Update)
– Lee Paramore

Public Comment Period

Aug. 17

SCFL Eligibility Report/Set Eligibility Pool Cap
– Major Jason Walker
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

Fishery Management Plan Update
– Catherine Blum

  • Status of Ongoing Plans
  • Fishery Management Plan Annual Review
  • Vote on Five-Year Schedule

Rulemaking Update
– Catherine Blum

  • Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules
    • Vote to approve final report on 15A NCAC 03Q .0100 rules, per G.S. 150B-21.3A**
    • Vote to approve final report on all other 15A NCAC 03 rules, per G.S. 150B-21.3A**
    • Vote to approve final report on 15A NCAC 10C .0100 rules, per G.S. 150B-21.3A and contingent on approval by the Wildlife Resources Commission
Rules Suspensions
– Kathy Rawls
The commission must vote to continue suspension of the following rule(s)
Vote on continued suspension of 15A NCAC 03M .0301
Issues from Commissioners
Meeting Assignments and Preview of November 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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