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Marine Fisheries - MFC Audio Aug 2015

Marine Fisheries

Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Doubletree by Hilton University Brownstone, Raleigh, N.C.
August 19-21, 2015

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.); click on filename to listen to audio now. To download, you may right click on the hyperlink of the audio files to save to your hard drive to listen to later.

Public Meeting
Receive public comment relative to any fisheries management issues


Call to Order
Invocation
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


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

  • Letters
  • Ethics Training Reminder
  • 2015 Meeting Schedule Reminder
  • 2016 Proposed Meeting Schedule
  • Election of Vice Chair

Issues from Commissioners


Committee Reports
Review and consideration of action items from committee meetings

  • Review and consideration of action items from committee meetings
  • Sea Turtle
  • Habitat and Water Quality
  • Oyster and Hard Clam Fishery Management Plans

SCFL Eligibility Report / Set Eligibility Pool Cap— Jack Holland
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

Tagging Program— Amy Comer (Presentation)

Rep. Bob Steinburg Comments


Division of Marine Fisheries Annual Stock Status Report — Lee Paramore

Presentation of DENR Letter on Southern Flounder Supplement — Part 1 / Part 2


Fishery Management Plans — Catherine Blum

  • Annual Fishery Management Plan Update

Blue Crab Traffic Light Assessment Update — Jason Rock (Presentation)
Review information on second year of traffic light assessment update


Interjurisdictional Fishery Management Plan Information Update — Michelle Duval and Katy West (Presentation)
Receive presentation of draft information update and public review processes

  • Vote on public review of information update

Kingfish Fishery Management Plan — Beth Egbert and Kevin Brown (Presentation)
Receive presentation of draft information update and public review processes

  • Vote on public review of information update

Fishery Management Plan Schedule — Part 1/ Part 2 —— Catherine Blum

  • Vote on five-year schedule

Rulemaking— Catherine Blum

  • 2015/2016 Rulemaking Cycle Update

Rule Suspensions — Kathy Rawls
The commission must vote to continue suspension of the following rule(s):

  • Vote on Rule Suspension for Portions of 15A NCAC 03M .0301 Spanish Mackerel

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

  • Legislative Update — Part 1
    Southern Flounder discussion — Part 2

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission — Part 3


Issues from Commissioners


Meeting Assignments and Preview of Agenda Items for Upcoming Meeting as well as further discussion about meeting in September
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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