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Marine Fisheries - 11 2016 Audio

Marine Fisheries

Wright Bros

Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk
November 16-18, 2016

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.
Public Meeting
Receive public comment relative to any fisheries management issues
Call to Order
Invocation
Conflict of Interest Reminder
Roll Call
Vote on Approval of Agenda
Vote on Approval of Meeting Minutes

Petition for Rulemaking by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation
Blakely Hildebrand
Presentation of petition to designate all coastal fishing waters not otherwise designated as nursery areas as special secondary nursery areas; establish clear criteria for the opening of shrimp season; and define the type of gear and how and when gear may be used in special secondary nursery areas during shrimp season.

Public Comment
Receive public comment relative to any fisheries management issues

Chairman’s Report

  • Letters
  • Ethics Training Reminder
  • 2017 Meeting Schedule Reminder

Committee Reports

Martins Point Conflict Resolution
Kathy Rawls

  • Vote to approve proclamation**

Fishery Management Plan Update
Catherine Blum

Albemarle Roanoke Striped Bass Stock Assessment
Charlton Godwin

Central Southern Management Area Striped Bass Genetics Study (Presentation)
Charlton Godwin

Collaborative Shrimp Trawl Gear Study Update (Presentation)
Kevin Brown

Rulemaking
Catherine Blum

Rules Suspensions
Kathy Rawls

The commission must vote to continue suspension of the following rule(s)

  • Vote on rule suspension for 15A NCAC 03M .0516 COBIA regarding possession limits **
  • Vote on rule suspension for a portion of 15A NCAC 03L .0201 CRAB HARVEST RESTRICTIONS regarding culling tolerance and size limits and for a portion of 15A NCAC 03L .0203 CRAB DREDGING regarding targeted crab dredging**
  • Vote on rule suspension for portions of 15A NCAC 03J .0501 DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS FOR POUND NETS AND POUND NET SETS to increase the minimum mesh size of escape panels for flounder pound nets**
  • Vote on rule suspension for portions of 15A NCAC Shad and 03Q .0107 SPECIAL REGULATIONS: JOINT WATERS to change the season and creel limit for American shad**

Director’s Report
Director Braxton Davis

Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities

Issues from Commissioners

Meeting Assignments and Preview of Agenda Items for February Meeting
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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