N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Meetings
The commission is mandated to meet at least quarterly, but may hold additional meeting at any time and place within the state at the call of the chair or upon the written request of a least four members. Three of the quarterly meetings must be held in one of the coastal regions.
For the commission to conduct business there must be a quorum, which means at least five of the nine members are present. Also, at least one recreational member and one commercial member must be present.
All meetings are open to the public, and may only be closed for reasons outlined in GS 143-318.11.
Please read the public comment guidelines if you plan to address the commission.
Listen to Live Audio Streaming of Marine Fisheries Commission Meetings
2016 MFC Meeting Schedule
Feb. 17-19 Blockade Runner, Wilmington
May 18-20 Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City
Aug. 17-19 Hilton Brownstone, Raleigh
Nov. 16-18 Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk
Full and accurate minutes are maintained for each meeting of the commission and its advisory committees. Briefing books are also prepared for the commissioners, commission staff, the director, and counsel. These books contain reports and materials for each agenda item, written public comment, recurring updates, special informational reports on fishing issues not on the agenda, and presentations. An electronic version of each book is available by clicking on the meeting date on the schedule below or the posting on the meeting schedule page.