From Our Executive Director-Glenn Skinner


The NCFA would like to congratulate Martin Posey, Robert McNeil and Sam Romano on their appointment to the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission.


We would also like to thank Governor Cooper and his administration for their continued commitment to appointing a fair and balanced Marine Fisheries Commission.


The NCFA will be hold a meeting Thursday, August 15 from 3-6pm at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott located at 2090 W.15th Street, Washington, NC to discuss the proposed changes to the Southern Flounder FMP.  We will be discussing the proposed management options that are still on the table in hopes of getting a consensus of what industry prefers out of the limited options we have to work with.  This issue is very important and we encourage everyone involved in the Flounder fishery to attend.








Although the Senate and House have been meeting, the only bill related to fish that had action was H-597, WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION AMENDS. The bill passed the Senate on Wednesday, August 7th.


In other legislative news, NC House member Cody Henson who represented the 113th House District that includes Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties, resigned the end of July. His replacement is Jake Johnson who will serve out the remainder of his term.










Allen Thomas:

Contact: or 252-364-8851

Saturday, August 10th; 9:00am – 11:00am Pamlico County Meet & Greet; Pamlico County Heritage Museum


Sunday, August 11th; 12:00pm – 4:00pm Pitt County Meet & Greet; Pitt County Campaign HQ


Sunday, August 11th; 6:00 – 8:00pm Suggs Cookout Meet & Greet; Kinston, NC


Greg Murphy:

Monday, August 12th; 5:30pm – 7:00pm Summer Reception; Jacksonville, NC


Tuesday, August 13th; 7:00pm Meet & Greet Fairfield Harbour


Tuesday, August 20th; 6:30 – 8:00pm; Sugar Hill Pizza in Kinston No charge for the event; Contact John Nix:


Saturday, August 17th; 6:00pm; A Chicken Picking Home of Sheldon & Leslie Daniels; Beaufort, NC Contact Lindy Robinson: 252-241-2309


Wednesday, August 28th; 5:30pm; Reception with Guests Donald Trump, Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle Copper Ridge on the Neuse in New Bern Contact Lynda Blount: 252-714-1164




SAFMC Scamp Release


A citizen science project to collect data


on released Scamp Grouper


WHAT: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is launching the mobile app, SAFMC Release. This is our first Citizen Science Pilot Project to collect information on released Scamp Grouper.


WHY: The number of released fish in the South Atlantic is increasing and improving data on these fish is a priority research need. Better information on released fish could be useful to the upcoming Scamp stock assessment and for future management.


WHO: Participation in this project is needed from commercial, for-hire, and recreational offshore bottom fishermen – including you!


HOW: Fishermen will use the free mobile app, SAFMC Release, to collect data on released Scamp Grouper.


Data collected will include:


length, depth and location of released fish, & use of barotrauma reduction devices.




Contact Julia Byrd to set up a user account or fill out the online form!


Visit the website below for more details.




If you’re interested in joining the project or hearing more about it, please contact:


Julia Byrd, Citizen Science Program Manager at 843-302-8439,




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