Weekly Update: March 18,2024

News From the South Atlantic   The South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (SAFMC) met the first full week of March in Jekyll Island, Georgia. The main items discussed at this meeting were king and Spanish mackerel tournament sales, Black Sea bass, red...

Weekly Update: March 11,2024

CCA NC Silence on More Proposed Bag Limit Reductions   I was recently forwarded a copy of the CCA NC’s newsletter Tidelines (https://votervoice.net/mobile/CCANC/newsletters/365934?isInformationalBroadcast=true), which included a recap of the February 2024 meeting...

Weekly Update: March 04,2024

Rulemaking for False Albacore   As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) decided, at its February 2024 business meeting, to move forward with rulemaking for False Albacore.    The proposed Rule, as approved by the MFC,...

Weekly Update: February 26,2024

MFC Meeting Recap   The NC Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) met in New Bern last week February 21-22. All MFC meetings are recorded live on YouTube and can viewed online afterwards. You can also click under the title of the video on “more….” and it allows you to...

Weekly Update: February 19,2024

Proposed shrimp trawl area closures to “protect” submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV).                     Once again, the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) will be discussing adopting further regulations for North Carolina’s shrimp trawl fishery. At the...

Weekly Update: February 12,2024

Upcoming MFC Meeting   The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) will meet February 21-23 at:   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront 100 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560   The meeting will also be able to viewed online at this...