The public can listen by phone or online to the Marine Fisheries Commission meeting March 18, when the group will discuss southern flounder management.
Join the meeting online, where attendees can view presentations, or by phone, which is audio only, at 415-655-0003. Event number is 185 044 3005 and event password is 1234.
The commission is scheduled to review and vote on sending the draft Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3 for public and advisory committee review later this spring.
The draft amendment includes options for commercial and recreational quotas, commercial trip limits, recreational bag limits, regulations on the recreational use of commercial gear to harvest flounder, separating southern flounder from other flounder species in recreational management, evaluating inlet corridors as a management tool, and evaluating recreational and commercial slot limits, according to the Division of Marine Fisheries.
Public comment can be summitted until noon Monday through an online form or mailed to March 2021 Marine Fisheries Commission Meeting Comments, P.O Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557. Comments must be received by the division by noon on Monday.
Public comment will not be accepted during the meeting or through email. Following the meeting, an audio recording will be posted online.
Meeting materials and agenda will soon be posted on the Marine Fisheries Commission March 2021 Meeting webpage.