MFC Chairman Rob Bizzell presents Nancy with an engraved vase, while Commissioner Doug Cross in the background holds a box of roses. Prior to working at the Division, Nancy worked for the late Congressman Walter B. Jones, Sr. doing constituent services. That was when the late Floyd Lupton was the Chief of Staff for the Congressman and that office was noted for superior constituent service.
Photo given by NCDMF
After a few days off, the legislators came back to Raleigh on Wednesday. On Thursday they approved a relief package for Hurricane Dorian and the House voted to approve new lines for Congressional districts. The vote went along party lines and will be considered by the Senate today.
It’s expected they will adjourn for the year “soon”. I’m reluctant to say when because I think it prompts them to stay longer.
MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING
The MFC began their fall meeting on Wednesday evening and concludes today. We’ll report on their actions in next week’s update, but did want to take the opportunity this week to acknowledge the retirement of Nancy Fish. Nancy retired August 1st of this year after more than 27 years with the Division of Marine Fisheries.
In the attached picture, MFC Chairman Rob Bizzell presents Nancy with an engraved vase, while Commissioner Doug Cross in the background holds a box of roses. Prior to working at the Division, Nancy worked for the late Congressman Walter B. Jones, Sr. doing constituent services. That was when the late Floyd Lupton was the Chief of Staff for the Congressman and that office was noted for superior constituent service.
NCFA’s Board, Officers, Members and Staff offer Nancy our very best wishes for a well-deserved retirement and many thanks for a job well done!
MEDIA ADVISORY: Division of Marine Fisheries announces scoping period on southern flounder
MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public scoping period Dec. 4-18 to solicit public comments on potential management strategies for an upcoming amendment to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan.
The primary management strategy for Amendment 3 is long-term sustainable harvest in the southern flounder fishery. The South Atlantic Southern Flounder Stock Assessment update (containing data through 2017) indicated the stock is overfished and overfishing is occurring.
Fisheries stakeholders can provide in-person comments at two scoping meetings that will be held:
Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
Central District Office
5285 Highway 70 West, Morehead City Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.
Dare County Government Complex
Commissioners Meeting Room
954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo
Beginning Dec. 4, comments can also be submitted through the division’s website with an online form or by mail. A news release will be issued closer to the scoping period providing details on how the public can participate.
A scoping document outlining the potential management strategies can be found on the Southern Flounder Amendment Information Page.
North Carolina Fisheries
3rd Annual Maritime Angels Fundraiser Kicked Off November 1, 2019
Clothing & Toy donations can be dropped off at any of the Following Locations: Gift cards are encouraged for older children (Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, etc.)
Gift cards can be mailed to:
NCFA- Maritime Angels -PO Box 86, Morehead City, NC 28557
Beaufort Inlet Seafood, Beaufort, NC NCFA Office, Morehead City, NC
Core Sound Museum Store, Morehead City,
NC Core Sound Museum, Harkers Island, NC
Blackburn Brothers 19929 NC Hwy 210 Rocky Point, NC
Fulcher’s Point Pride Seafood, Oriental, NC
Fulcher’s Seafood, Alliance, NC
Pamlico Packing Company, Grantsboro, NC
Paradise Shores Seafood, Merritt, NC
B&J Seafood, James City, NC
Wanchese Fish Company, Wanchese, NC
O’Neal’s Sea Harvest, Wanchese, NC
Willie R. Ethridge Seafood, Wanchese, NC
Or you can donate on our website https://ncfish.org/donate/
Donation Deadline: December 18th to allow for delivery