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Marine Fisheries

Advisory Committee Will Review Issues

Fish Eye News
Oct. 2010 Archive

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has set up a Sea Turtle Advisory Committee to help look into various issues related to sea turtles and fishing.

The committee held its first meeting Tuesday to discuss its charge and learn more about the Endangered Species Act.

The committee was formed as part of a lawsuit settlement agreement between the state and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Duties of this committee include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing sea turtle observer reports;
  • Devising means for fishermen to report sea turtle interactions;
  • Assisting with fishermen education;
  • Determining measures to reduce the incidental take of sea turtles;
  • Monitoring observer program issues; and
  • Reviewing all future Incidental Take Permit provisions and take calculations prior to submittal of formal applications to the National Marine Fisheries Service.

A list of the committee members and their contact information can be found at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/mfc-advisory-committees

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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