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Marine Fisheries - Aug 2014 Audio

Marine Fisheries

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Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone University, Raleigh, N.C.
Aug. 20-22, 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 (etc.). 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

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

  • Statement of Economic Interest Evaluations for New Commission Members
  • Letters
  • Ethics Training Reminder
  • 2014 Meeting Schedule
  • 2015 Proposed Meeting Schedule
  • Election of Vice Chair
Committee Reports
Review and consideration of action items from committee meetings
  • Finfish/Striped Mullet Fishery Management Plan
  • Oyster and Hard Clam Fishery Management Plans

N.C. Fisheries Visioning Project
Chris McCaffity


Stock Status Report
Lee Paramore
Review the Division of Marine Fisheries stock status report

Blue Crab Traffic Light Assessment Update
Jason Rock

Fishery Management Plans
Catherine Blum

  • Annual FMP Update
  • Approval of Five-Year Schedule

Oyster Fishery Management Plan Amendment 4 and Hard Clam Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2
Stephen Taylor and Tina Moore (Presentation)

  • Review Timeline
  • Solicit Input from Commission on Issues
  • Vote on Approval of Goal and Objectives for the Oyster Fishery Management Plan Amendment 4
  • Vote on Approval of Goal and Objectives for the Hard Clam Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2

Striped Mullet Fishery Management Plan
Jason Rock and Casey Knight (Presentation)
Review plan and vote to send out for review and comment

  • Vote to send out to Public Meetings/Advisory Committee Review

Red Drum Management
Louis Daniel and Lee Paramore


2014 / 2015 Rulemaking Cycle
Catherine Blum

  • Rulemaking Cycle Review
  • Notice of Text for Rulemaking
    Review 29 proposed rules and eight fiscal analyses and vote on items to begin the rulemaking process
    – N.C. Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1
    – N.C. River Herring Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2
    – N.C. Bay Scallop Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2
    – Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for American Eel Addendum III
    – For-Hire Licensing and Logbooks
    – Ocean Pier Licensing Changes
    – User Conflict Rule Relocation
    – Queens Creek Coordinate Correction and Brunswick County Canal Name Change
  • Public Hearings Schedule

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 Commercial 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

Standard Commercial Fishing License Eligibility Report/Set Eligibility Pool Cap
Don Hesselman
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 Annual Report
Anne Deaton


Region 3 Proposed Strategic Habitat Area Designations
Christine Jensen (Presentation)

  • Vote to send out for Public Comment

Director’s Report: Part 1 | Part 2
Dr. Louis Daniel
Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities

  • Legislative Update
  • Budget Update
  • Rebuilding Schedule Policy
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

Albemarle/Roanoke Striped Bass Stock Assessment
Charlton Godwin and Ray Mroch (Presentation)

  • Adaptive Management Actions
    • Summer Flounder Fishery Management Plan
    • Spot/Croaker Fishery Management Plans
  • Quota Update
  • Sedimentation Study Update – Anne Deaton (Presentation)
  • Protected Resources Update – Chris Batsavage
    • Estuarine Gill Net Permit Update
    • Observer Program
    • Atlantic Sturgeon Incidental Take Permit
  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update – Chris Batsavage
  • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update – Michelle Duval
  • Highly Migratory Species – Randy Gregory
  • Fishery Management Plan Review (no verbal report)

Issues from Commissioners

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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