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Marine Fisheries - 08 2019 MFC audio

Marine Fisheries

Raleigh downtown

Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone-University Hotel, Raleigh
August 21-23

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. 21

Public Comment Period

Aug. 22

Swearing in of New Commissioners | Part 1 | Part 2

  • Call to Order
  • Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance
  • Review Ethics Evaluations of New Commissioners
  • Conflict of Interest Reminder
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes

Public Comment Period | Part 1 | Part 2 |

Petitions for Rulemaking
Petition for Rulemaking by the N.C. Wildlife Federation/SELC
Response from the Division of Marine Fisheries
Petition for Rulemaking Discussion
Petition for Rulemaking Process and Considerations
Vote to Initiate Rulemaking Process

Chairman's Report

  • Elect Vice Chair
  • Letters
  • Ethics Training and Statement of Economic Interest Reminder
  • 2020 Meeting Schedule
  • Senate Bill 648, S.L. 2019-37 MFC Requirements
  • Recreational hook-and-line modifications

Committee Reports

  • Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee
  • Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee
  • Finfish, Southern, and Northern joint advisory committees
  • N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Fund Committees
  • WRC/MFC Joint Committee on Delineation of Water Boundaries Update
    – Chairman Rob Bizzell

Director's Report
– Director Steve Murphey
Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities

  • Division of Marine Fisheries Quarterly Update
  • Update on Federal Fisheries Disaster Assistance
  • Update on Revised FMP process
    – Kathy Rawls
  • Use Conflicts in Public Trust Waters
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
    – Chris Batsavage
  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update
    – Chris Batsavage
  • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update
    — Steve Poland
  • Highly Migratory Species
    – Randy Gregory
  • Informational Materials
    • Landings Update for Red Drum and Southern Flounder
    • Protected Resources Update
      • Observer Program
      • Incidental Take Permit Updates
Standard Commercial Fishing License Eligibility Report/Set Eligibility Pool Cap
– Capt. Garland Yopp and Stephanie McInerny
Vote of setting temporary cap on the number of licenses in the Eligibility Pool

Aug. 23

Stock Overview Report
– Lee Paramore
Presentation

2018 Landings Overview
– Stephanie McInerny, Alan Bianchi and Chris Wilson
Presentation

Fishery Management Plans

Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules
– Catherine Blum

  • 15A NCAC 03 Rules
  • 2019/2020 rulemaking cycle
    • Vote on 2019/2020 Notice of Text for Rulemaking to Readopt Rules per G.S. 150B-21.3A
    • Review and vote on the following proposed rules and associated fiscal analyses for Notice of Text for Rulemaking to readopt rules per G.S. 150B-21.3A, Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules
  • Tarpon, 15A NCAC 03M .0509
  • License and Commercial Fishing Vessel Registration 15A NCAC 03O .0108

Rule Suspension Update
– Kathy Rawls
The commission must vote to continue suspension of the following rule(s):

  • Vote on continued rule suspension of portions of N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Rule 15A NCAC 03L .0103 Prohibited Nets, Mesh Lengths and Areas

Issues from Commissioners

Meeting Assignments and Preview of Agenda Items for November Meeting

 

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