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Marine Fisheries - 2013 May Audio

Marine Fisheries

Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, N.C.
May 29-30, 2013

Audio Presentations

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Public Meeting

Receive public comment relative to any fisheries management issues

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation
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

Issues from Commissioners


Chairman’s Report

Review administrative actions and issues from the chair
  • Letters
  • Commissioner Participation at Advisory Committee Meetings
  • Updated Commission Bylaws
  • Ethics Education Reminder
  • 2013 Meeting Calendars

Committee Reports

Review and consideration of action items from committee meetings
  • Northern
  • Southern — Chip Collier
  • Discuss request to refer a shad net issue to the Sea Turtle Advisory Committee
  • Finfish
  • Sea Turtle
  • Bay Scallop Fishery Management Plan
  • River Herring Fishery Management Plan
  • Shrimp Fishery Management Plan
  • Coastal Recreational Fishing License — Randy Gregory
  • Discuss request to have committee review all grant proposals
  • Joint Coastal Recreational Fishing License — Dr. Louis Daniel
    Update on request for grant proposals, strategic plan and funding selection

Fishery Management Plan Update

— Catherine Blum
  • FMP Review
  • Revised Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Timeline

Southern Flounder Landings

— Tom Wadsworth (Presentation)
Report of analysis of southern flounder recreational and commercial landings

Overview of DMF Shrimp Fishery Research

— Kevin Brown (Presentation)

Rulemaking Update

— Catherine Blum
  • 2012/2013 Rulemaking Cycle
  • 2013/2014 Notice of Text for Rulemaking
    Review proposed rules and fiscal analyses and vote on items to begin the rulemaking process
    • — Blue Crab Fishery Management Amendment 2 Plan Rules
      • Correct Peeler Trawl Exception Rule
      • Clarify Blue Crab Size Limit and Culling Tolerance Rule
      • Clarify Crab Dredging Rule
      • Incorporate the Crab Pot Escape Ring Proclamation
      • Exemptions for Mature Females into Rule
      • Incorporate the Pamlico Sound Crab Trawl Mesh
      • Size Line Proclamation into Rule
      • Incorporate the Lower Broad Creek Pot Area
      • Closure Proclamation into Rule
      • Adaptive Management Framework for the N.C. Blue Crab Stock
      • Options for Escape Ring Exemptions in Hard Crab
      • Pots to Harvest Peeler Crabs
      • Proclamation Authority for Terrapin Excluder Devices in Crab Pots
      • Reclassify Pungo River Areas as Open to Pots
    • — Other Rules
      • New Shellfish Harvester and Dealer Requirements
      • Sheepshead Management
      • Oyster Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3
      • (designation of new seed oyster management areas)
      • Scientific and Educational Collection Permit Clarifications
      • Queens Creek Coordinate Correction
      • Hybrid Striped Bass Rule Repeal

Conservation Fund Committee Report


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 Portions of 15A NCAC 03J .0103 Gill NetYardage Restrictions
  • Vote on Rule Suspension for Portions of 15A NCAC 03O .0501 Atlantic Ocean Striped Bass Commercial Gear Permit

2012 Landings Reports

— Alan Bianchi and Doug Mumford
Commercial (Presentation)
Recreational (Presentation)


Observer Program Funding

— Dee Lupton (Presentation)

Director’s Report

Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities
  • Legislative Update
  • Budget Update
  • Proclamation Authority for Unregulated Species
  • River Herring Discretionary Harvest Season — Kathy Rawls
     
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
    • Black Drum
    • Smooth Dogfish
    • American Eel
  • Protected Resources — Chris Batsavage
    • Observer Program
    • Sea Turtle Incidental Take Permit Application Status
    • Atlantic Sturgeon Incidental Take Permit Application Status
  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council — Chris Batsavage
  • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council — Michelle Duval
     
  • Recurring Updates
    • Marine Patrol Report
    • Coastal Recreational Fishing License Sales Report
    • Coastal Angler Program Update
    • Highly Migratory Species
    • Red Drum Cap Update
    • Southern Flounder Landings Update
    • Striped Bass Season Update

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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