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Marine Fisheries - audio-may-2014

Marine Fisheries

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Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Clam Digger Inn, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.
May 21-23, 2014

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. 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


Issues from Commissioners

N.C. Fisheries Association Gill Net Proposal
Dr. Louis Daniel (Presentation)

    • Possible Vote on Proposal and Associated Issues

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

  • 2014 Meeting Schedule
  • Ethics Education Reminder
Committee Reports
Review and consideration of action items from committee meetings
  • Finfish/Striped Mullet Fishery Management Plan – Chip Collier
    Request to Consider an Additional Spotted Seatrout Commercial Limit if two or more License Holders are Aboard a Vessel
  • Coastal Recreational Fishing License – Dr. Louis Daniel
  • Conservation Fund

Electronic Reporting and Recommendations to Improve Monitoring ofLandingsfor Quota/Cap Species Information Paper
Don Hesselman


Rule Suspensions
Kathy Rawls
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. 0510 American
  • Eel Harvest Limits
  • Vote on Rule Suspension for Portions of 15A NCAC 03M. 0503 Flounder

Dealers Report and 2013 Landings Overview
Lara Klibansky, Alan Bianchi and Doug
Mumford (Presentation)


Division of Marine Fisheries Library Overview
Meredith Wilson (Presentation)


Rulemaking
Catherine Blum

  • Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules
  • 2013/2014 Rulemaking Cycle
  • 2014/2015 Rulemaking Cycle
Fishery Management Plan Update
Catherine Blum
  • Vote on sending the Bay Scallop Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2
  • Forward for Rulemaking
  • Vote on sending the River Herring Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2
  • Forward for Rulemaking
  • Vote on sending the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1
  • Forward for Rulemaking

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

  • Legislative Update
  • Fishery Management Plan Standards Update
  • Limited Entry Rule Development
Guidance is needed on pursuing either general or fishery specific limited entry rules
  • Possible Vote on Direction for Limited Entry Rule Development
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
  • American Eel Information Paper and Addendum 4 Overview– Katy
  • West and Garry Wright
  • South Atlantic Board
    - Assessment for Spot and Croaker

Circle Hook Requirement Paper
Randy Gregory

Highly Migratory Species
Randy Gregory and Holly White

Quota Update

Protected Resources Update
Chris Batsavage
  • Observer Program
  • Atlantic Sturgeon Incidental Take Permit
  • Estuarine Gill Net Permit
  • Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Team

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Chris Batsavage

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Michelle Duval
- King and Spanish Mackerel Federal Permits
Director's report wrap up:
  • Striped Bass Season Update (no verbal report)
  • Oyster Season Update (no verbal report)
  • Red Drum Landings Update (no verbal report)

Issues from Commissioners
and
Meeting Assignments and Preview of Agenda Items for Upcoming 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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