More than three dozen readopted rules went into effect Wednesday but Division of Marine Fisheries officials say that fishers will notice little change.
There are 37 readopted fisheries rules that became effective.
The changes to request for review of license, permit or certificate denial rules apply to notices of suspension or revocation of a permit.
The change shortens the time that a permittee has after receiving notice to submit a statement in writing that he or she is in compliance with the permit requirements before suspension or revocation proceedings begin.
The period changed from 15 days to five days for permits related to endangered or threatened species or species managed by a quota, and 10 days for all other permits.
The changes also shorten the time the division has to review and notify the permittee of its determination after receiving the written statement from 15 to 10 days.
Changes to shellfish leases and franchises rules streamline and shorten processes for shellfish lease applications, application grievances by the public, and lease production reporting requirements.
Other rule changes are conforming in nature, correct grammar or typographical errors, or update agency names.
Text of the rules can be found on the Division of Marine Fisheries website at https://deq.nc.gov/DMF-Rules.
The rules were readopted by the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission at its February 2022 meeting. Other rules readopted at this meeting are still in the final approval process.