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MFC Meeting Recap 02/26/24

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 click and go to specific sections of the meeting. Day one is the first evening of public comment and day two is more public comment followed by the actual meeting.


MFC meeting day one link:


MFC meeting day two link: C3ZRm5EIGc?si=tJeVxmoL64ErXw2s

The important takeaways from the meeting were:

  • The striped Mullet Vote

  • SAV Shrimp Trawl Area Closures

  • Albacore Rule Vote

To See the full update CLICK HERE 

NCFA Weekly Update

Jan 29, 2024

Once again, Area Closures for Shrimp Trawling will be

discussed by the Commission


On January 17 2024, the Habitat and Water Quality Advisory Committee (AC) met to revisit the issue of “protecting” Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) through shrimp trawling area closures, as directed by the Marine Fisheries Commission two years ago.

Full article here: NCFA Weekly Update

Phone numbers changing at Division Marine Fisheries offices in Morehead City



MOREHEAD CITY – Telephone numbers at Division of Marine Fisheries offices in Morehead City will change on Wednesday, Jan. 17 when a new phone system is installed at the Headquarters and Central District offices.

The new main number will be 252-515-5500.

The former phone number will be temporarily forwarded to the new number, but callers should note the change for future reference.


The toll-free line will remain 1-800-682-2632.


Direct lines for individual staff will change, as well. The public should refer to the contacts page on the Division of Marine Fisheries’ website for updated numbers or call the main number and ask to be transferred. The public may also contact staff members by email.

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