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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Sept. 30, 2019
Phone: 252-726-7021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Blue Crab Advisory Committee to meet

MOREHEAD CITY — The Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee will meet Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Regional Office, 943 Washington Square Mall, Washington.

The committee is assisting the Division of Marine Fisheries with development of Amendment 3 to the Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan.

Agenda items include:

  • Reviewing the public comment and the recommendations from other advisory committees received on the draft amendment; and
  • Selecting the committee’s final management recommendations for the Marine Fisheries Commission.

Draft Amendment 3 to the Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan contains several proposals to achieve sustainable harvest as well as additional blue crab and habitat protection measures. Details of the proposed management changes can be found on a Blue Crab Information Page on the division’s website.

The Marine Fisheries Commission is scheduled to consider public comment and advisory committee input and select its preferred management measures for departmental and legislative review at its November meeting and give final approval of the amendment in February 2020. Approved management measures will be implemented shortly afterward by proclamation.

For more information, contact Division of Marine Fisheries biologists Jason Rock at 252-808-8091 or Corrin Flora at 252-264-3911.

WHO: Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee
WHAT: Development of Amendment 3 to the Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan
WHEN: Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.
WHERE:
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Washington regional office
943 Washington Square Mall, Washington

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Sept. 23, 2018
Phone: 252-726-7021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Fisheries Commission’s Coastal Recreational
Fishing License Advisory Committee to meet

MOREHEAD CITY — The Marine Fisheries Commission’s Coastal Recreational Fishing License Advisory Committee will meet on Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Headquarters Office, 3441 Arendell St., Morehead City.

The committee, made up of four Marine Fisheries Commission members, is meeting to give input to the Division of Marine Fisheries on applications received in response to the 2019 Request for Proposal Application for funding from Coastal Recreational Fishing License proceeds.

An agenda can be found here.

For more information, contact Jamie Botinovch, the Division of Marine Fisheries’ Coastal Recreational Fishing License Project coordinator, at 252-808-8004.

WHO: Marine Fisheries Commission Coastal Recreational Fishing License Advisory Committee
WHAT: Meeting to Provide advice on the 2018 Request for Proposal Application
WHEN: Oct. 1 at 9 a.m.
WHERE:
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Headquarters Office
3441 Arendell St., Morehead City

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