Weekly Update: May 24, 2019

A Word from Our Executive Director – Glenn Skinner At their May Business meeting, the Marine Fisheries Commission voted to send draft Amendment 2 (to the Southern Flounder FMP) as presented by the Division to the Advisory Committee and out for public comment...

Weekly Update: May 17, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: As noted previously, the crossover deadline was last week so it was rather hectic. Quite a contrast this week as legislators were slow in coming back with nothing going on legislatively regarding fisheries. There will be a meeting next Tuesday of...

Weekly Update: May 10, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: This week started out very busy, this time early on Monday morning which is not the norm but with crossover deadline looming for Thursday, there was a lot of activity. I wish I could be more definitive in saying that House bills are 483 and 486 are...

Weekly Update: May 3, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:  Very, very busy week in Raleigh as the crossover deadline is May 9th. That means if a bill does not make it through either the Senate or the House by that date, it’s dead for the session, unless the bill contains a money component. It’s our...

Weekly Update: April 26, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: The General Assembly was in Easter recess for a few days so nothing to report. They went back into session on Thursday, so we’ll provide more information next week. NEW SHRIMP TRAWL BYCATCH REDUCTION RULES:...