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News Release Archives: August 2017
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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Aug. 29, 2017
Phone: 252-726-7021

Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee to meet

MOREHEAD CITY — The Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Sep. 12 at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Washington regional of-fice, 943 Washington Square Mall, Washington.

The committee is meeting to assist the Division of Marine Fisheries with development of Amendment 3 to the Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan. Agenda items include an update on the sta-tus of biological indicators of the health of the blue crab stock, known as the Blue Crab Traffic Light.

A full meeting agenda can be found here.

For more information, contact Jason Rock at Jason.Rock@ncdenr.gov or 252-948-3874 or Corrin Flora at Corrin.Flora@ncdenr.gov or 252-264-3911.

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Aug. 29, 2017
Phone: 252-726-7021

Marine Fisheries Commission seeks advisers
for southern flounder committee

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen and scientists to serve on the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee.

The committee will assist the Division of Marine Fisheries in amending the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan. The commission uses fishery management plans as guides for imple-menting regulations and other management measures. The committee is expected to begin meeting in the spring of 2018.

Individuals interested in serving as an adviser should be willing to attend meetings at least once a month and participate in the committee process. Advisers will be reimbursed for travel and other expenses incurred in relation to their official duties.

For an application, go to http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/mfc-advisory-committees, stop by any Division of Marine Fisheries’ office, or call 252-808-8022 or 800-682-2632.

Applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. Sept. 30 to C.J. Alley, N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Aug. 28, 2017
Phone: 252-726-7021

Public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County
rescheduled due to tropical storm forecast

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has rescheduled a public hearing on multiple proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County due to the forecast of a tropical storm.

The hearing has been postponed to 6 p.m. Sept. 12 and will be held at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Central District Office, 5285 U.S. Hwy. 70 West, Morehead City.

Seven of the eight proposed leases, originally scheduled for Tuesday, will be heard Sept. 12. The date and time of a public hearing on Samuel G. Boyd’s application to lease 4.69 acres of shell-fish bottom and water column near Bogue Sound, will be announced later.

The following proposed leases will be heard Sept. 12:

Sandbar Oyster Company (David Cessna, agent) has applied to lease 0.56 acres of shellfish bottom lease near North River Marsh and 0.7 acres of shellfish bottom in North River Marsh.

Dallas D. Goodwin of Morehead City has applied to lease 1.65 acres of shellfish bottom and water column near Cedar Island Bay.

Jarrett Bay Oyster Company (Kolby L. Martin, agent) has applied to lease 3.27 acres of shellfish bottom and water column near Core Sound.

James A. Morris of Sea Level has applied to lease 2.64 acres of water column on existing shellfish bottom lease No. 9510; 1.89 acres of water column on existing shellfish bottom lease No. 9509 near Core Sound, Nelson Bay; and 2.57 acres of water column on existing shellfish bottom lease No. 9108, near Core
Sound, Nelson Bay.

Maps of the proposed leases, with corresponding lease numbers, can be found here.

The public may comment on the proposed leases at the meeting or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Sept. 11 and should be submitted to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, Shellfish Leases, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

The application file and biologist report for the proposed leases are available for inspection weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Division of Marine Fisheries’ Headquarters Office, 3441 Arendell St., Morehead City.

For more information, contact Michael Graven, with the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section, at 252-808-8061 or Michael.Graven@ncdenr.gov.

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Aug. 25, 2017
Phone: 252-726-7021

Public hearing scheduled for proposed shellfish
leases in Onslow County

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Onslow County at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the North Topsail Beach Town Center, 2008 Loggerhead Court, North Topsail Beach.

Paul B. Hargove of Wilmington has applied to lease 4.17 acres of water bottom and water column near Stump Sound.

Middle Sound Mariculture LLC, Wilmington, (James M. Hargove, agent) has applied to lease 4.75 acres of water bottom and water column near Stump Sound.

Maps of the proposed leases, with the corresponding lease numbers, can be seen here.

The public may comment on the proposed leases at the meeting or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Sept. 18 and should be submitted to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, Shellfish Leases, P.O. Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

The application file and biologist report for the proposed leases are available for inspection weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Headquarters Office at 3441 Arendell St. in Morehead City.

For more information, contact Michael Graven, with the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section, at 252-808-8061 or Michael.Graven@ncdenr.gov.

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