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Release: Immediate
Date: Mar. 28, 2016
Contact: Patricia Smith
Phone: 252-726-7021

Several fisheries advisory committee meetings scheduled for April

MOREHEAD CITY — Several advisory committees to the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet in April to discuss a variety of fisheries issues.

The Southern Regional Advisory Committee will meet April 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Central District Office, 5285 U.S. 70 West, Morehead City. Agenda items include discussion of management options for the blue crab fishery required under Amendment 2 to the N.C. Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan; reducing shellfish license oyster harvest limits statewide; and the recent federal announcement of the upcoming season closure for the recreational cobia fishery.

For more information on the Southern Advisory Committee meeting, contact Trish Murphey at 252-808-8091 or Trish.Murphey@ncdenr.gov.

The Northern Regional Advisory Committee will meet April 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Washington Regional Office, 943 Washington Square Mall, Washington. Agenda items include discussion of management options for the blue crab fishery required under Amendment 2 to the N.C. Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan; reducing shellfish license oyster harvest limits statewide; and the recent federal announcement of the upcoming season closure for the recreational cobia fishery.

For more information on the Northern Advisory Committee meeting, contact Katy West at 252-948-3884 or Katy.West@ncdenr.gov or Holly White at 252-264-3911 or Holly.White@ncdenr.gov

The Oyster and Hard Clam Fishery Management Plans Advisory Committee will meet April 11 at 6 p.m. at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Central District Office, 5285 U.S. 70 West, Morehead City. Agenda items include review of input from the public and regional advisory committees on the issue of reducing shellfish license oyster harvest limits statewide.

For more information on the Oyster and Hard Clam Fishery Management Plans Advisory Committee meeting, contact Tina Moore at 252-808-8082 or Tina.Moore@ncdenr.gov .

The Finfish Advisory Committee will meet April 13 at 5:30 p.m.at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Washington Regional Office, 943 Washington Square Mall, Washington. Agenda items include discussion of the recent federal announcement of the upcoming season closure for the recreational cobia fishery.

For more information on the Finfish Advisory Committee meeting, contact Kathy Rawls at 252-808-8074 or Kathy.Rawls@ncdenr.gov or Lee Paramore at 252-473-5734 or Lee.Paramore@ncdenr.gov .

The Shellfish/Crustacean Advisory Committee will meet April 14 at 6 p.m. at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Central District Office, 5285 U.S.70 West, Morehead City. Agenda items include discussion of management options for the blue crab fishery required under Amendment 2 to the N.C. Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan.

For more information on the Shellfish/Crustacean Advisory Committee meeting, contact Trish Murphey at 252-808-8091 or Trish.Murphey@ncdenr.gov or Anne Deaton at 252-808-8063 or Anne.Deaton@ncdenr.gov .

Full meeting agendas are attached.

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