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Marine Fisheries - MFC Audio May 2015

Marine Fisheries

New Bern riverfront

Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Hilton Riverfront, New Bern, N.C.
May 20-22, 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
  • Advisory Committee Appointments
  • Ethics Training Reminder
  • 2015 Meeting Schedule Reminder

Issues from Commissioners


Committee Reports
Review and consideration of action items from committee meetings

  • Northern
  • Southern
  • Finfish
  • Sea Turtle
  • Nominating
  • Oyster and Hard Clam Fishery Management Plans
  • Coastal Recreational Fishing License – Louis Daniel
  • Conservation Fund

2014 Landings


Fishery Management Plans – Catherine Blum

  • Status of Ongoing Plans
  • Timeline for Oyster and Clam Fishery Management Plans

Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

  • Review and discuss data and options for supplement consideration –
    Tom Wadsworth and Chris Stewart (Presentation)

    • Vote on proposed supplement to Amendment 1 to send out for public comment
  • Discuss timeline for next amendment

Spotted Seatrout Stock Assessment – Laura Lee and Mike Loeffler (Presentation)


Kingfish Fishery Management Plan – Beth Egbert and Kevin Brown (Presentation)
Review public comment and Division of Marine Fisheries responses and recommendations

  • Vote on developing fishery management plan revision or initiating fishery management plan amendment

Review Brad Scott Timeline – Patti Fowler (Presentation)


Sheepshead Management – Stephen Taylor (Presentation)
Review advisory committee and public comment, and Division of Marine Fisheries position

  • Vote on management options for sheepshead

Rulemaking – Catherine Blum

  • 2014/2015 Rulemaking Cycle
  • Rulebook Update
  • Vote on 2015/2016 Notice of Text for Rulemaking
    Review and vote on three proposed rules and associated regulatory impact analyses.
    • N.C Striped Mullet Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1
    • Clarify Dredges and Mechanical Methods Prohibited Areas for Harvesting Shellfish in Internal Coastal Waters

Rule Suspension Notification – Kathy Rawls
The Division of Marine Fisheries is providing notification of rules suspensions that are no longer needed:

  • 15A NCAC 03O .0501 Procedures and Requirements to Obtain Permits
  • 15A NCAC 03M .0510 American Eel

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

  • Legislative Update
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
    • American Eels

Personal Consumption Survey – John Hadley


Quota Update


Shrimp Trawl Industry Workgroup Update – Kevin Brown


Protected Resources Update – Chris Batsavage

  • Observer Program
  • Incidental Take Permit Updates

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update – Chris Batsavage


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update – Michelle Duval


Issues from Commissioners
Meeting Assignments and Preview of Agenda Items for Upcoming Meeting – Nancy Fish
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