WEEKLY UPDATE: 8/11/2017
NORTH CAROLINA FISHERIES ASSOCIATION
“Serving the Commercial Fishing Families of North Carolina since 1952″Phone: (252) 633-NCFA (6232)www.ncfish.org
Glenn Skinner, Exec. Director:[email protected]; 252-646-7742
David Bush, Fisheries Biologist: [email protected]; ext. 102
Jerry Schill, Govt. Relations:[email protected]
org; ext. 104
Aundrea O’Neal, Accounting: [email protected]; ext. 101
Aundrea O’Neal, Tradewinds Editor: a[email protected]; ext. 101
The North Carolina General Assembly is scheduled to convene again on Friday, August 18th, for the purpose of redistricting. They will have another session beginning August 24th for a few days to address those bills that were vetoed by Governor Cooper.
Regarding MFC appointments, we’ve been informed by the Governor’s office that the appointments will NOT be made before next week’s Commission meeting. That is very disappointing. In addition, no announcement has been made about a new Director at DMF. Rumors were flying around this week that a certain individual had been hired, but it was not true and we’re not sure when that decision will be made.
NCFA BOARD TO MEET MONDAY
NCFA’s Board of Directors will meet on Monday, August 14th, at the Civic Center in Washington NC beginning at noon.
N.C. MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION TO MEET AUG. 16-17 in RALEIGH
The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission will meet Aug. 16-17 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh – Brownstone – University, 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Aug. 16 and 8:30 a.m. Aug. 17.
A public comment period will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Members of the public may speak to the commission on any fisheries-related topic. The chairman will allow each speaker to comment for up to three minutes. No other public comment period is slated for this meeting.
The deadline for submitting written comments to the commission, including email, through the Marine Fisheries Commission Office, is noon Aug. 14. Those who wish to forego this process and give handouts to the commission during the public comment period should bring at least 12 copies of the handout.
The commission is slated to receive presentations on 2016 commercial and recreational landings, as well as the annual stock status overview.
The commission is also scheduled to set the cap of the number of new commercial fishing licenses available in an eligibility pool for 2018 and vote on a five-year schedule for fishery management plan reviews.
The public may listen to the meeting on the Internet. Up to 200 participants may listen to audio and view presentations in real-time on a first-come, first-served basis.
August 14; Noon; NCFA Board meeting; Washington, NC
August 16-17; NC Marine Fisheries Commission; Raleigh, NC
September 11-15; South Atlantic Council; Charleston, SC
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