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Marine Fisheries - 2013 August MFC Meeting Audio

Marine Fisheries

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Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Double Tree by Hilton Raleigh — Brownstone
University Hotel, Raleigh, N.C.
Aug. 28-30, 2013

Audio Presentations

The following are audio files in .mp3 format, recorded at the recent Division of Marine Fisheries public meetings. These audio files are compatible with multi-media applications such as iTunes, Windows Media Player or RealPlayer. These are large files and some may take several minutes to load, depending on your internet connection speed and your computer's processing speed. You may 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

Conflict of Interest Reminder
Roll Call
Vote on Approval of Agenda
Vote on Approval of Meeting Minutes


Public Comment

Receive public comment relative to any fisheries management issues

Petitions for Rulemaking

The commission must vote to grant the petition and initiate rulemaking or deny the petition to reclassify North Carolina’s internal coastal waters as permanent secondary nursery areas, unless they are currently designated as primary nursery areas or special secondary nursery areas.
    • Presentation of the Petition — Tim Hergenrader
    • Response from the Division of Marine Fisheries — Dr. Louis Daniel III
    • Vote to Grant or Deny the Petition for Rulemaking
The commission must vote to grant the petition and initiate rulemaking or deny the petition to prohibit commercial fishing gear and other types of recreational gear, and establish a 100-yard buffer on and around AR-396, the Oriental Artificial Reef.
    • Presentation of the Petition — Ron Zielinski
    • Response from the Division of Marine Fisheries — Craig Hardy
    • Vote to Grant or Deny the Petition for Rulemaking

Issues from Commissioners


Chairman’s Report

  • Review administrative actions and issues from the chair
  • Review Statement of Economic Interest for New Commissioners
  • Letters
  • Ethics Education Reminder
  • Proposed 2014 Meeting Schedule
  • 2013 Meeting Calendars
  • Election of Vice Chair

Committee Reports

Review and consideration of action items from committee meetings
  • Bay Scallop Fishery Management Plan
  • River Herring Fishery Management Plan
  • Shrimp Fishery Management Plan
  • Conservation Fund
  • Joint Coastal Recreational Fishing License — Dr. Louis Daniel III
  • Joint Advisory Committee Meeting
    • Finfish
    • Habitat and Water Quality
    • Sea Turtle
    • Shellfish/Crustacean
  • Sea Turtle

Stock Status Report

— Alan Bianchi
Review of the Division of Marine fisheries stock status report.

Fishery Management Plan Update

— Catherine Blum
  • Annual FMP Update
  • Approval of Five-Year Schedule

Spotted Seatrout Update

— Chip Collier (Presentation)

Rulemaking

— Catherine Blum
  • Rulemaking Cycle Review
  • Hearing(s) Reminder
  • User Conflict Issue Paper Review
  • Rulebook Update

Rule Suspensions

— David Taylor
At each meeting, 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 Portions of 15A NCAC 03J .0103 Gill Net Yardage Restrictions
  • Vote on Rule Suspension for Portions of 15A NCAC 03O .0501 Atlantic Ocean Striped Bass Gear Permit
  • Vote on Rule Suspension for Portions of 15A NCAC 03M .0301 Spanish Mackerel Size Limits

SCFL Eligibility Report/Set Eligibility Pool Cap

— Chip Collier
Each year the commission must set a cap on the number of Standard Commercial fishing Licenses in the License Eligibility Pool.
  • Set Eligibility Pool Cap

Coastal Habitat Protection Plan

— Jimmy Johnson
  • Vote on CHPP Annual Report

Director’s Report

Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities
  • Legislative Update
  • Budget Update
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
    • Spanish Mackerel
    • River Herring
    • Spot and Atlantic Croaker
    • American Eel
  • Commercial Summer Flounder Stakeholders Meeting Review — Chris Batsavage
  • Protected Resources Update — Louis Daniel and Chris Batsavage
    • Bottlenose Dolphin
    • Observer Program
    • Sea Turtle Incidental Take Permit Application Status
    • Atlantic Sturgeon Incidental Take Permit Application Status
    • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update — Chris Batsavage
    • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update — Michelle Duval

Recurring Updates

  • Fishery Management Plan Review
  • Marine Patrol Report
  • Coastal Recreational Fishing License Sales Report
  • Coastal Angler Program Update
  • Red Drum Cap Update
  • Southern Flounder Update
  • Highly Migratory Species

Issues from Commissioners


Review of Meeting Assignments

— 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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