Due to the unrest in Raleigh I waited till Wednesday to go to the General Assembly. Things have been odd for quite some time due to the virus but made even more so with the protests and riots. I did see protestors in front of the Governor’s Mansion, but they were peaceful.

On the legislative side of things, nothing new to report.

God Bless,



NC Shellfish Farming Academy


Registration is now open for this Carteret Community College Continuing Education Aquaculture course focused exclusively on Shellfish Farming.



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REMINDER: SAMFC Quarterly Meeting Via Webinar


Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold their quarterly meeting June 8-11, 2020 via webinar.


The meeting week begins on Monday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m. with a series of committee meetings and concludes with a meeting of the Full Council on Thursday, June 11.


Meeting briefing book materials, including committee agendas and overviews, discussion documents, and presentations are available at: https://safmc.net/june-2020-council-meeting-details/.  An online comment form is also available for written comments.


The meeting will be available to the public via webinar each day as it occurs. Registration is required and can be completed in advance by visiting the website at the above link.


A formal public comment session will be held on Wednesday, June 10th beginning at 4:00 PM.  Details on how to sign up for public comment are available from the meeting page of the website.


Questions? Contact Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer at Kim.Iverson@safmc.net, Cameron Rhodes, Outreach Program Coordinator at Cameron.Rhodes@safmc.net

or contact the Council Office at 843/571-4366.