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News Release Archives: October 2019
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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Oct. 31, 2019
Phone: 252-726-7021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Peer review workshop for
estuarine striped bass stock assessment set for Dec. 2-5

MOREHEAD CITY — Staff with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a four-day, in-person workshop Dec. 2-5 with scientists who are peer reviewing a draft assessment of North Carolina estuarine striped bass stocks.

The workshop will be held at the Bridge Pointe Hotel and Marina, 101 Howell Road, New Bern.

The discussions begin at 1 p.m. on Dec. 2 and at 9 a.m. on Dec. 3, 4, and 5. During open sessions, the public may observe the peer review process; however, there will not be a public comment period.

When deemed necessary, the committee will close the meeting to the public to allow the peer reviewers to deliberate and complete a draft version of their peer review report.

A stock assessment is a scientific analysis that uses information gathered from commercial and recreational fishermen and data from on-the-water scientific sampling and observations to determine the health of a fish population and predict how that population may respond to different management measures.

A peer review is an evaluation of scientific work by independent and unbiased experts. A peer review of a fisheries stock assessment evaluates the validity of the data used, the appropriateness of the assessment model used, and the rationale of any assumptions used. The evaluation determines if the science conducted is adequate for use in fisheries management. Peer review scientists have not been involved in or had input into the development of the stock assessment and have no stake in its outcome.

The open, in-person peer review process is meant to foster communication between the peer reviewers and division stock assessment scientists and to improve public understanding of fisheries stock assessments.

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Oct. 21, 2019
Phone: 252-726-7021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing scheduled on
proposed shellfish lease in Hyde County

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on a proposed shellfish lease in Hyde County at 6 p.m. Nov. 19, 2019 at the Hyde County Government Center, 30 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter.
Gregory Huhn has applied for a 5.52-acre shellfish bottom lease near Caffee Bay.

A map of the proposed lease, with corresponding coordinates and lease number, can be found here.

The public may comment on the proposed leases at the hearing or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Nov. 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 during office hours 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.

WHO: N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
WHAT: Public Hearing on Proposed Shellfish Leases in Hyde County
WHEN: Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.
WHERE:
Hyde County Government Center
30 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Oct. 15, 2019
Phone: 252-726-7021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Marine Fisheries Commission
Nominating Committee to meet Oct. 23

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Nominating Committee will meet Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. by conference call. Members of the public may listen to the call at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Headquarters Office, 3441 Arendell St., Morehead City.

Agenda items include reviewing and recommending a slate of candidates for North Carolina’s obligatory seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. The committee’s recommendations will be forwarded to the Marine Fisheries Commission.

WHO: N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Nominating Committee
WHAT: Review and recommend candidates for North Carolina’s obligatory seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
WHEN: Oct. 23 at 10 a.m.
WHERE:
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Headquarters Office
3441 Arendell St., Morehead City

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Oct. 11, 2019
Phone: 252-726-7021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing scheduled on
Carteret County shellfish lease proposals

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Central District Office, 5285 U.S. 70 West, Morehead City.

Richard Smith has applied for a 2.59-acre shellfish bottom lease in Mid-Newport River.

Ricky Dodson has applied for a 2.83-acre shellfish bottom lease in Westmouth Bay.

35 North Mariculture, LLC (Isaiah Smith, agent) has applied for a 9.94-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease and a 3.29-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease, all in North Bay.

A map of the proposed leases, with corresponding coordinates and lease numbers, can be found here .

The public may comment on the proposed leases at the hearing or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Nov. 6 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 during office hours 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 Shellfish Lease Program at 252-808-8061.

WHO: N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
WHAT: Public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County
WHEN: Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.
WHERE:
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Central District Office,
5285 U.S. 70 West, Morehead City

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Oct. 11, 2019
Phone: 252-726-7021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing scheduled on
Pamlico County shellfish lease proposal

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on a proposed shellfish lease in Pamlico County at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Pamlico County Courthouse, Commissioners’ Room, 202 Main St., Bayboro.

Andrew Potter has applied for a 4.86-acre shellfish bottom and water column lease in Jones Bay.

A map of the proposed lease, with corresponding coordinates and lease numbers, can be found here.

The public may comment on the proposed lease at the hearing or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 2 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 during office hours 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 Shellfish Lease Program at 252-808-8061.

WHO: N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
WHAT: Public hearing on proposed shellfish lease in Pamlico County
WHEN: Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.
WHERE:
Pamlico County Courthouse, Commissioners’ Room
202 Main St., Bayboro

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Oct. 9, 2019
Phone: 252-726-7021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee

MOREHEAD CITY — The Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at the N.C. State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), 303 College Circle, Morehead City. The meeting will be held in Room 205.

The meeting agenda includes an update on the 2021 revision of the N.C. Coastal Habitat Protection Plan, a discussion of the plan’s role in Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 80, an update on an algal bloom in the Albemarle Sound, and discussion of proposed jurisdictional boundary changes.

For more information, contact Jimmy Johnson, coastal habitats coordinator with the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, at 252-948-3952 or Anne Deaton with the Division of Marine Fisheries’ Habitat and Enhancement Section at 910-796-7311.

WHO: Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee
WHAT: Discussion of issues pertaining to the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan
WHEN: Oct. 16 at 10 a.m.
WHERE:
N.C. State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST)
Room 205, 303 College Circle, Morehead City

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