November 10, 2014
Marine Fisheries Commission meeting
set for Nov. 19-21 in Kitty Hawk
The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet Nov. 19-21 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk.
comment periods will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19 and at 9 a.m. Nov.
20. The chairman will allow each speaker to comment for three minutes.
Due to time constraints, those making comments will be asked to speak
only once, either at the Nov. 19 or Nov. 20 session, but not during
both public comment periods.
The Wednesday night public comment
period will begin with an informal question and answer session at 6
p.m. Commission members and Division of Marine Fisheries staff will be
available to answer questions from the public. Afterward, the
commission will hold a more formal public comment period at 6:30 p.m.
for submitting written correspondence to the commission, e-mail or
otherwise, through the Marine Fisheries Commission Office is 5 p.m.
Nov. 14. Those who wish to give handouts to the commission during the
public comment period should bring at least 12 copies of the handout.
The business meeting begins at 9 a.m. Nov. 20 and at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 21.
commission will offer a live webcast of the meeting. Up to 200
participants may listen to audio and view presentations in real-time on
a first-come, first-served basis. Directions for participating in the
webcast, including information on system requirements and testing, can
be found at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/listen-online.
commission is scheduled to select its preferred management options for
a draft amendment to the state’s Striped Mullet Fishery Management
Plan; approve strategic habitat area nominations for Region 3 for
inclusion in the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan; select nominees for
the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic fishery management councils; and
consider two proposals for Conservation Fund grants.
commission will also hear presentations on a proposed for-hire logbook
reporting requirement and on recreational discard mortality of red drum
and spotted sea trout.
A meeting agenda and a full briefing book can be found on the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries website at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/mfc-meetings.
For more information, contact Marine Fisheries Commission Liaison Nancy Fish at 252-808-8021 or [email protected].