Weekly Update for May 4, 2018

Weekly Update for May 4, 2018 as a pdf
WEEKLY UPDATE: 5/4/2018
NORTH CAROLINA FISHERIES ASSOCIATION
“Serving the Commercial Fishing Families of North Carolina since 1952”
PO Box 86; Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone: (252) 726-NCFA (6232) Fax: (252) 726-6200
www.ncfish.org
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MEETINGS WITH FISHERMEN!
So far, NCFA met with fishermen in Brunswick County, Wanchese and Hatteras in Dare County, and Pamlico County.
We have a meeting scheduled in Elizabeth City for next Tuesday, May 8th. (See info below.)
We still need to schedule a meeting in the Sneads Ferry area.
Note that the meeting in Elizabeth City is the evening of May 8th, which is primary Election Day so be sure to vote before you go to the meeting!
The purpose is for fishermen and supporters to discuss very important issues for the commercial fishing community and the upcoming Seafood Lobby Day in Raleigh. Scheduled for May 23rd, Seafood Lobby Day is less than 4 weeks!
THESE ARE VERY IMPORTANT MEETINGS FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN A FUTURE FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING FAMILIES and ASSURING ACCESS TO FRESH NORTH CAROLINA SEAFOOD!!!
ELIZABETH CITY:
Tuesday, May 8th at 6:00pm
Big Daddy’s Pizza
103 Capital Trce
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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LAST CHANCE!
NEED TRANSPORTATION TO RALEIGH FOR SEAFOOD LOBBY DAY?
If you wish to attend Seafood Lobby Day in Raleigh on May 23
rd but would like to car pool or need transportation, please call Aundrea at the NCFA office so those arrangements can be coordinated! We can help, but can’t do it unless you call so we can make those arrangements in advance!
Please call Aundrea or Nikki at the NCFA office: 252-726-6232 or Aundrea’s cell: 252-503-8302.
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CCFA SETS DATE FOR ANNUAL FISH FRY…TOMORROW!!!
The Carteret County Fisherman’s Association has set May 5
th. THAT’S TOMORROW, as the date for its Annual Fish Fry at Wheatly Boys Tire in Otway! Hours are 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Sponsorships are $250 & up; Memorial/Honorarium $100; Raffle tickets $5 each or 5 for $20
Plates are only $10 each!
For more info, call Aundrea O’Neal: 252-503-8302.
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NEED A ROOM FOR SEAFOOD LOBBY DAY?
Room block has expired, but rooms are still available!
The NCFA room block at the Red Roof Plus on South Saunders Street expired on Sunday, but there are still rooms available if you wish to stay overnight, but you need to call ASAP! To reserve, call 1-800-733-7663.
The day begins with a rally on the south side of the Capitol from 9:00am till 1:00pm on Wednesday, May 23rd.
This will be an especially important time for you to make plans for going to Raleigh to talk to legislators and demonstrate across from the Governor’s Mansion during the day and attend a legislative seafood reception in the evening.
Last year was the first year for Seafood Lobby Day, which we hope to make an annual event in conjunction with the Legislative Seafood Reception. The Reception was started several years ago by NC Watermen United (NCWU) and NCFA was invited a few years ago to participate. NCFA had the first Seafood Lobby Day last year, primarily to address H-867 which was basically a rewrite of the Fisheries Reform Act without any commercial fishing input.
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NCFA BOARD TO MEET ON MONDAY
NCFA’s Board of Directors will meet on Monday, May 7
th, at the Civic Center in Washington, NC. The meeting begins at Noon and is open for anyone to attend, although only Board members can vote.
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MFC FMP ADVISORY COMMITTESS TO MEET
 Southern Flounder FMP Advisors to meet in Washington NC
SOUTHERN FLOUNDER FMP ADVISORS will meet on Wednesday, May 9
th at 6:00pm at the DEQ Regional Office in Washington.
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CAMPAIGN EVENTS
CALENDAR
May 5; Carteret County Fisherman’s Association Fish Fry
May 7; Noon; NCFA Board meeting; Civic Center; Washington, NC
May 8; 6:00pm; Elizabeth City meeting with fishermen; Big Daddy’s Pizza
May 9; 6:00pm; Southern Flounder FMP Advisors; DEQ Regional Office; Washington, NC
May 14; 6:00pm; ASMFC public hearing on eel amendment; DEQ Regional Office; Washington, NC
May 16 – 17; MFC meeting; New Bern, NC
May 23; ALL DAY; Seafood Lobby Day in Raleigh

NORTH CAROLINA FISHERIES ASSOCIATION
“Serving the Commercial Fishing Families of North Carolina since 1952”

PO Box 86
Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone: (252) 726-NCFA (6232)
Fax: (252) 726-6200
www.ncfish.org

Glenn Skinner, Exec. Director
glennskinner@ncfish.org
252-646-7742

Jerry Schill, Govt. Relations
jerryschill@ncfish.org
252-361-3015

Aundrea O’Neal, Accounting/Tradewinds
aundrea@ncfish.org
ext. 101

Nikki Raynor, Reception/Membership/Tradewinds Co-Editor
nikki@ncfish.org
ext. 103

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