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Marine Fisheries - Nov 2013 Audio

Marine Fisheries

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Marine Fisheries Commission Business Meeting
Double Tree by Hilton, Atlantic Beach, N.C.
Nov. 13-15, 2013

Audio Presentations

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Public Meeting

Receive public comment relative to any fisheries management issues


Call to Order

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


Issues from Commissioners
 

Chairman’s Report

Review administrative actions and issues from the chair

  • Recognition of Former Commissioners
  • Letters
  • 2014 Meeting Schedule
  • Ethics Education Reminder

Committee Reports

Review and consideration of action items from committee meetings
  • Sea Turtle — Chris Batsavage
  • Nominating — Michelle Duval
  • Approve slate of nominees for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
  • Northern
  • Southern
  • Finfish
  • Civil Penalties/Law Enforcement
  • Bay Scallop Fishery Management Plan
  • River Herring Fishery Management Plan
  • Shrimp Fishery Management Plan

Fishery Management Plan Update

— Catherine Blum

Supplement A to the Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management Plan

— Catherine Blum
Review supplement and approve for public comment
  • Vote to Approve Draft Supplement for public comment period


Bay Scallop Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2

— Tina Moore and Trish Murphey (Presentation)
Review plan amendment and vote to send out for review and comment
  • Vote to send out to Public Meetings/Advisory Committee Review


River Herring Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2

— Amy Larimer and Kathy Rawls (Presentation)
Review plan amendment and vote to send out for review and comment
  • Vote to send out to Public Meetings/Advisory Committee Review


Shrimp Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1

— Trish Murphey and Chris Stewart (Presentation)
Review plan amendment and vote to send out for review and comment
  • Vote to send out to Public Meetings/Advisory Committee Review


Rulemaking (part 1)

— Catherine Blum
2013/2014 Rulemaking Cycle
Review public comment and vote on final rules
  • Review of Hearings and Public Comment
  • Vote on Final Approval of the Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 and Associated Permanent Rules
    • Correct Peeler Trawl Exception Rule
    • Clarify Blue Crab Size Limit and Culling Tolerance Rule
    • Clarify Crab Dredging Rule
    • Incorporate the Crab Pot Escape Ring Proclamation Exemptions for Mature Females into Rule
    • Incorporate the Pamlico Sound Crab Trawl Mesh Size Line Proclamation into Rule
    • Incorporate the Lower Broad Creek Pot Area Closure Proclamation into Rule
    • Adaptive Management Framework for the N.C. Blue Crab Stock
    • Options for Escape Ring Exemptions in Hard Crab Pots tHarvest Peeler Crabs
    • Proclamation Authority for Terrapin Excluder Devices in Crab Pots
    • Reclassify Pungo River Areas as Open to Pots
  • Vote on Final Approval of the Oyster Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3 and Associated Permanent Rules
    • Designation of Possum Bay and Swan Point Seed Oyster Management Areas
  • Vote on Final Approval of Other Rules
    • New Shellfish Harvester and Dealer Requirements
    • Sheepshead Management
    • Scientific and Educational Collection Permit Clarifications
    • Queens Creek Coordinate Correction
    • Hybrid Striped Bass Rule Repeal
  • Issue Paper Review
    • Ocean Fishing Pier Licensing Changes
    • For-Hire Licensing Changes
  • Zielinski Petition for Rulemaking Status Report
  • Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules Requirements and Authority


Rule Suspensions

— David Taylor
At each meeting, the commission must vote tcontinue suspension of any rules the Division of Marine Fisheries Director has suspended by proclamation.
  • Vote on Rule Suspension for Portions of 15A NCAC 03J .0103 Gill Net Yardage Restrictions
  • Vote on Rule Suspension for Portions of 15A NCAC 03.0501 Atlantic Ocean Striped Bass Gear Permit

Rulemaking (part 2)


Director’s Report

— Dr. Louis Daniel
Reports and updates on recent Division of Marine Fisheries activities
  • Legislative Update
    • At-Sea Observer Program Funding
      • Public Hearings Update
      • Legislative Report
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
  • Sedimentation Study Update — Anne Deaton
  • Protected Resources Update — Chris Batsavage
    • Observer Program
    • Sea Turtle Incidental Take Permit Application Review
    • Atlantic Sturgeon Incidental Take Permit Application Status
  • Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update — Chris Batsavage
  • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Update — Michelle Duval
  • Highly Migratory Species — Randy Gregory
  • Oyster Season Update
  • Semi-annual Seafood Dealers Report
  • License and Statistics 2013 Annual Report

Issues from Commissioners


Review of Meeting Assignments

— Nancy Fish

 

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

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