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:
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.