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Marine Fisheries - 11 2018 Meeting Audio

Marine Fisheries

Kitty Hawk NC

N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk
Audio Recordings
Nov. 14-16, 2018

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.
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Nov. 14

Public Comment Period

Nov. 15

Call to Order
Swearing in of New Commissioners
Review Ethics Evaluations for New Commissioners Conflict of Interest Reminder
Roll Call
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Meeting Minutes

Public Comment Period
Chairman’s Report — Part 1 | Part 2
• Letters
• Ethics Training and Statement of Economic Interest Reminder
• 2019 Meeting Schedule
• Follow up Discussions
− Policy on Scientific Uncertainty
− Live Meeting Video
Committee Reports
• Nominating Committee – Chris Batsavage
− Vote on slate of nominees for obligatory seat for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Director’s Report – Part 1 | Part 2
Director Steve Murphey
Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities

Division of Marine Fisheries Quarterly Update — Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Central Southern Striped Bass – Charlton Godwin (Presentation)
Division recommendation to develop temporary management measures to supplement the Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan with a no possession limit in the Central Southern Management Area to protect important year classes while the next plan amendment is being developed.
Vote to authorize staff to develop temporary management measures for consideration at the commission’s February 2019 meeting
Update on Spotted Seatrout Cold-Stun Impacts
– Tracey Bauer
Rules Suspension Annual Update
— Kathy Rawls
Status of Rule Development to Clarify Standard Commercial Fishing License Transfers — Part 1 | Part 2
– Stephanie McInerny
N.C. Saltwater Fishing Tournament
— Carole Willis (Presentation)
Shellfish Sanitation and Recreational Water Quality Program Overview — Part 1 | Part 2
– Shannon Jenkins and J.D. Potts (Presentation)

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
– Chris Batsavage
− Sustainable Fishery Management Plan for American Shad – Holly White
• Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update – Chris Batsavage
− Summer Flounder Commercial Issues Amendment
Vote to provide input on commercial summer flounder allocations, permit requalification criteria and modifications to the fishery management plan goals and objectives
• South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update – Chris Batsavage

Highly Migratory Species
– Jason Rock
• Informational Materials
− Landings Update for Red Drum and Southern Flounder
− Protected Resources Update
Observer Program
Incidental Take Permit Updates
− N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Funding Committee
− Division of Marine Fisheries Sampling Program Descriptions
− Semi-Annual Dealer’s Report
− Preliminary Landings, January - June 2018

Nov. 16

Rulemaking Update
– Catherine Blum
• Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules per G.S. 150B-21.3A
− Vote on final approval of readoption of 15A NCAC 03O .0112 for conforming changes to for-hire license requirements
− Vote on final approval of readoption of a portion of rules in 15A NCAC 03I, 03J, 03K, 03L, 03M, 03O and 03R

2017 Landings Overview — Part 1 | Part 2
– Stephanie McInerny, Alan Bianchi and Chris Wilson (Presentation)

Fishery Management Plan Update — Part 1 | Part 2
— Catherine Blum
Status of ongoing plans
Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3 Update
– Jason Rock and Corrin Flora
Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2
− Stock Assessment Update – Laura Lee (Presentation)
− Plan Update – Mike Loeffler and Anne Markwith
Issues from Commissioners

 

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