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Marine Fisheries - nr-88-2019 Shrimp

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Release: Immediate
Contact: Chris Stewart
Date: Dec. 10, 2019
Phone: 910-796-7370

MEDIA ADVISORY: Division of Marine Fisheries
announces scoping period on shrimp

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MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public scoping period Jan. 7-21, 2020 to solicit public comments on potential management strategies for an upcoming amendment to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan.

Management strategies to further reduce bycatch of non-target species in the shrimp trawl fishery and potential changes to existing shrimp management strategies are being examined.

Fisheries stakeholders can provide in-person comments at three scoping meetings that will be held:

  Jan. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality
Washington Regional Office
943 Washington Square Mall, Washington
Jan. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
Central District Office
5285 Highway 70 West, Morehead City
  Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality
Wilmington regional office
127 Cardinal Drive Extension, Wilmington 
 

Beginning Jan. 7, comments can also be submitted through the division's website with an online form or by mail. A news release will be issued closer to the scoping period providing details on how the public can participate.

A scoping document outlining the potential management strategies can be found on the Shrimp Amendment Information Page.

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

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