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Marine Fisheries - Feb 2014 Audio

Marine Fisheries

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Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Double Tree by Hilton, Atlantic Beach, N.C.
Feb. 19-21, 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


Artificial Reef Rules

– Jessica Marlies, Craig Hardy and Catherine Blum
Consideration of modifications to artificial reef rules initiated from an approved petition for rulemaking submitted by Ron Zielinski.

Issues from Commissioners


Chairman’s Report

Review administrative actions and issues from the chair
  • Letters
  • 2014 Adviser Appointments/Reappointments
  • 2014 Meeting Schedule
  • Ethics Education Reminder

Committee Reports

Review and consideration of action items from committee meetings
  • Northern
  • Southern
  • Finfish/Striped Mullet Fishery Management Plan
  • Habitat and Water Quality Shellfish/Crustacean
  • Coastal Recreational Fishing License – Louis Daniel
  • Bay Scallop Fishery Management Plan
  • River Herring Fishery Management Plan
  • Shrimp Fishery Management Plan

Fishery Management Plan Update

– Catherine Blum

Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan

– Louis Daniel

Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management Plan Supplement A

– Chip Collier and Mike Loeffler (Presentation)
Review public input on draft supplement, select preferred management options and give final approval for the plan
  • Review Public Comment
  • Select Preferred Management Options
  • Vote on Final Approval of Supplement

Bay Scallop Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2

– Tina Moore and Trish Murphey (Presentation)
Review advisory committee/public input on draft plan, select preferred management options, approve draft plan and approve sending out for departmental and legislative review
  • Review Advisory Committee and Public Input
  • Select Preferred Management Options
  • Vote on Approving Draft Plan
  • Vote to Send to Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations

River Herring Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2

– Lindsey Staszak (Presentation)
Review advisory committee/public input on draft plan, select preferred management options, approve draft plan and approve sending out for departmental and legislative review

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

Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1

– Trish Murphey and Chris Stewart (Presentation)
Review advisory committee/public input on draft plan, select preferred management options, approve draft plan and approve sending out for departmental and legislative review
  • Review Advisory Committee and Public Input
  • Select Preferred Management Options
  • Vote on Approving Draft Plan
  • Vote to Send to Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations

Striped Mullet Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1

– Jason Rock and Casey Knight
  • Review stock assessment and timeline, solicit input from commission on issues, and approve goal and objectives
  • Review Stock Assessment – Laura Lee (Presentation)
  • Review Timeline – Jason Rock (Presentation)
  • Solicit Input from Commission on Issues – Casey Knight
  • Vote on Approval of Goal and Objectives

At-Sea Observer Program

  • Overview of Program – Louis Daniel
  • Permit Fee Increases – Don Hesselman (Presentation)
  • Funding for At-Sea Observer Program Legislative Report– Chris Batsavage (Presentation)
  • Actions Items – Louis Daniel
  • Vote on Approving Permit Fees
  • Vote on Approving Legislative Report

Rulemaking

– Catherine Blum
  • 2013/2014 Rulemaking Cycle
  • 2014/2015 Rulemaking Cycle
  • Issue Paper Review - Compliance with Addendum III to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission American Eel Fishery Management Plan

Rule Suspensions

– Mike Marshall
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

Director’s Report

– Dr. Louis Daniel
Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities
  • Legislative Update - Proposed Legislation for 2014 Short Session
  • Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference – Patti Fowler - Time/Temperature Control
  • Harvester/Dealer Education
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission - Ocean Striped Bass Management – Michelle Duval
  • Summer Flounder
  • American Eel
  • Weakfish
  • Quota Update
  • Sedimentation Study Update – Anne Deaton
  • Oyster Season Update
  • Protected Resources Update – Chris Batsavage
  • Observer Program
  • Atlantic Sturgeon Incidental Take Permit Application Status
  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update – Chris Batsavage
  • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update – Michelle Duval
  • Highly Migratory Species – Randy Gregory
  • Striped Bass Season Update
  • Federal Aid Report

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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