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Marine Fisheries - 2012 Feb 22-24 MFC Meeting

Marine Fisheries

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Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, N.C.
Feb. 22-24, 2012

Audio Presentations
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Public Meeting
Receive public comment relative to fisheries management issues.
(Note: due to a technical difficulty with the audio equipment, a few minutes are missing from the beginning of this recording.)

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation
Conflict of Interest Reminder
Roll Call
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Meeting Minutes

Public Meeting
Receive public comment relative to fisheries management issues.

David Knight - addresses fisheries issues

Issues from Commissioners

Chairman’s Report
Review administrative actions and issues from the chair.

  • Letters
  • 2012 Adviser Appointments


Committee Reports
Review and consideration of action items from committee meetings.

  • Define a Commercial Fisherman – Chairman Rob Bizzell: Review committee recommendations for license restructuring.
  • Vote on Adopting Recommendations
  • Coastal Recreational Fishing License
  • Joint Coastal Recreational Fishing License – Dr. Louis Daniel: Review funding selections for CRFL Grant Program.
  • Conservation Fund – Randy Gregory: Review committee recommendations for funding initiatives.
  • Vote on Adopting Recommendations

Fishery Management Plan and Rulemaking UpdateCatherine Blum

  • FMP Review
  • Rulemaking Cycle Review
  • Issue Paper Review

Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1 – Chris Batsavage

  • FMP Status Update


Shrimp Fishery Management Plan

  • Review FMP Revision Criteria – Catherine Blum
  • Shrimp FMP Timeline – Trish Murphey and Chris Stewart


Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 – Lynn Henry
Review advisory committee/public input on draft FMP, select preferred management options, approve draft FMP and approve sending out for departmental and legislative review

  • Review Advisory Committee and Public Input
  • Select Preferred Management Options
  • Vote on Approving Draft FMP
  • Vote on sending to Department of Environment and Natural Resources and
  • Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations


Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management Plan – Chip Collier
There are no proposed rules associated with this FMP

  • Update of Cold Stun Protocols
  • Review of High Volume Fisheries Information Paper
  • Vote on Final FMP

Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1 – Charlton Godwin and Katy West

  • Vote on sending FMP forward for Rulemaking


Rule Suspensions – David Taylor
The commission must vote to continue suspension of any rules the Division of Marine Fisheries director has suspended by proclamation.

  • Vote on Rule Suspension for Spotted Seatrout
  • Vote on Rule Suspension for Gill Net Yardage Restrictions
  • Vote on Rule Suspension for Atlantic Ocean Striped Bass Gear Permit Date


Overview of Oyster Sanctuary and Shellfish Mapping Programs – Craig Hardy, Pelle Holmlund and Brian Conrad

Director’s Report
Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities.

  • Legislative Update – Dr. Louis Daniel
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission – Dr. Louis Daniel
  • Quota Update for Black Sea Bass, Summer Flounder, Spiny Dogfish and Striped Bass - Dr. Louis Daniel
  • Highly Migratory Species – Randy Gregory
    • Bluefin Tuna Update
  • Mandatory Electronic Dealer Reporting – Alan Bianchi
  • Protected Resources Update – Jacob Boyd
    • Atlantic Sturgeon Listing
    • Observer Program
  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update – Red Munden
  • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update – Michelle Duval
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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