N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Advisory Committees
Advisory committees (AC) assist the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) in the performance of its duties by making recommendations on management issues. The Regional and Standing committees are required by statute and session law (references). The MFC chairman also convenes committees to assist in the development of fishery management plans, and to deal with emerging issues as the commission deems necessary.
Committees and Rosters: Click on a committee to see its roster.
Habitat and Water Quality
Shellfish / Crustacean
Strategic Habitat Area
Fishery Management Plans:
Oyster and Hard Clam Fishery Management Plan
Applying to be an Adviser Advisers are appointed by the MFC chairman. Members of regional and standing committees serve three-year terms. Members serving on subject matter committees, including fishery management plan committees, serve until the charge of the committee is completed.
To be qualified to serve on a committee, you may not have had a significant fisheries violation within the past three years. Also, to serve on a regional committee you must reside in that region.
Northern: Areas from the Virginia line south through Hyde and Pamlico counties and any counties to the WestAC meetings are typically two to three hours and scheduled once a quarter, sometimes more frequently according to the assignments from the MFC. Fishery management plan committees often meet once or twice a month.
Southern: Areas from Carteret County south to the South Carolina line and any counties to the West
If you are interested in serving as an adviser, please complete the appropriate application(s):
Word PDF Advisory Committee Application
|Email applications to: ||DMF.Advisors@ncdenr.gov |
|Fax applications to: ||252-808-2975 |
|Mail applications to: ||Division of Marine Fisheries |
PO Box 769
Morehead City, NC 28557
Attention: Lauren Morris