A Non-Profit Promoting Sustainable Fisheries Since 1952

Commercial fishermen established the North Carolina Fisheries Association, Inc. (NCFA) in 1952 to serve fishing families by protecting their heritage and promoting seafood. To achieve this, NCFA actively lobbies local, state, and federal policymakers on behalf of the industry and engages in many outreach and education projects.

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A Non-Profit Promoting Sustainable Fisheries Since 1952

Commercial fishermen established the North Carolina Fisheries Association, Inc. (NCFA) in 1952 to serve fishing families by protecting their heritage and promoting seafood. To achieve this, NCFA actively lobbies local, state, and federal policymakers on behalf of the industry and engages in many outreach and education projects.

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MAINTAINING HIGH STANDARDS

We are the 7th most regulated industry in the United States, and North Carolina has one of the nation’s most rigorous legal and regulatory management processes.

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DEDICATED TO SUSTAINABILITY

We’re a national leader in bycatch reduction and are dedicated to developing gear and best practices that will preserve our fisheries for generations to come.

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SUPPORTING SOUND SCIENCE

We actively participate in fisheries management, bringing experience that lends credibility to good science and refutes questionable science.

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MAFMC and ASMFC to Hold Scoping Hearings for Bluefish Allocation Amendment

Scoping Meetings-Being Held June 20, 2018-July 16, 2018
Public Comment-Public Comment ends July 30, 2018
Topics:
Fishery productivity
Ecosystem considerations
Changes in the fishery
Changes in distribution of bait fish
Average fish size
Changes in availability, effort, and marketability
Impacts of changes observed over time

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Seafood Lobby Day and Legislative Dinner 2018

North Carolina is widely recognized as one of the premier states in America relative to the wealth of its coastal and marine resources, including its fisheries resources. The diversity of our fisheries and the productivity of our extensive coastal and marine wares are renown by experts. Coastal fisheries in North Carolina provide significant social, economic, and ecological benefits to our citizens, protecting and managing those resources is a critical responsibility.

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