Weekly Update: November 8, 2019

      LEGISLATIVE UPDATE GENERAL ASSEMBLY Nothing new to report, other than an update on the email that was circulated last week to all legislators about the beach seine situation in Dare County. I’ve spoken to the fisherman who got the ticket as well...

Weekly Update: November 1, 2019

      LEGISLATIVE UPDATE GENERAL ASSEMBLY Although there wasn’t any legislative action on fish bills this week in Raleigh, I was there to run down a rumor about an attempt to ram a bill through the Senate before the session ended. I couldn’t find any...

Weekly Update: October 25, 2019

      LEGISLATIVE UPDATE On October 15th, Congressman Joe Cunningham who represents South Carolina’s First District which makes up the state’s coastal region, introduced HR-4679, CLIMATE READY FISHERIES ACT of 2019. There are currently 3 cosponsors of...

Weekly Update: October 11, 2019

      LEGISLATIVE UPDATE   WHEN WILL THE SESSION END? Well, last week I mentioned maybe the end of October. That’s what Senate leader Phil Berger said. This week, House Speaker Tim Moore said adjournment at the end of October is highly unlikely. He...

Weekly Update: October 04, 2019

    From Our Executive Director-Glenn Skinner     At the September 30th NCFA Board Meeting our Board voted to oppose any further action on the Amendment to the Blue Crab FMP until the stock assessment had been updated with data from 2017-2019. This...

Weekly Update: September 27, 2019

    From Our Executive Director-Glenn Skinner     “The NCFA would like to thank Secretary of DEQ Michael Regan and DMF Director Steve Murphey for reopening the commercial harvest of Spanish Mackerel.  In my experience, not many folks in their...