Weekly Update: May 29, 2023
NCFA BOARD AND STAFF WISH YOU ALL A SAFE AND HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
LET US NEVER FORGET THOSE WHO SACRAFICED ALL!
MFC May 2023 Meeting Recap
Last week the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) voted to approve Supplement A to Amendment 1 of the Striped Mullet Fisheries Management Plan (FMP). The MFC voted to accept Option 5 in Supplement A as presented by the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) to reduce Striped Mullet harvest by a minimum of 21.7%.
Areas North of the Highway 58 Bridge will close to harvest November 7th while areas South of the Highway 58 Bridge will close to harvest November 10th. The harvest closure will last through December 31st.
These year-end closures will remain in place until Amendment 2 to the Striped Mullet FMP is adopted. Amendment 2 is tentatively scheduled for adoption in 2024.
The MFC approved the Goals and Objectives for the Speckled Trout FMP Amendment 1.
False Albacore (Little Tunny)
The MFC agreed by consent to for the DMF to continue developing rulemaking language with management options for False Albacore.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.
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