The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission meets in-person Nov. 16-18 in Emerald Isle.
The meeting sessions are set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16; 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17; and 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Islander Hotel. The meeting is to also be livestreamed on YouTube. The link is to be published on the Marine Fisheries Commission Meetings webpage. After the meeting, a recording is to be available.
Members are expected to hear a presentation on results of the benchmark spotted seatrout stock assessment for North Carolina and Virginia.
Also during the meeting, the commission is to vote on adopting the Estuarine Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2; Supplement A to the Striped Mullet Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1; and approve the Striped Mullet Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 goal and objectives.
Other agenda items include choosing a slate of names for the governor’s consideration as nominees for the obligatory seat for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and voting on continued suspension of Pea Island, Swan Island and Raccoon Island, all in the Pamlico Sound area, in the Oyster Sanctuaries rule.
The commission will hold in-person public comment sessions at 6 p.m. Nov. 16, and near the beginning of the meeting Nov. 17. Public comment will not be taken through web conference.
The public can also submit comments by 4 p.m. Nov. 14 using a form accessible through the Marine Fisheries Commission Meetings webpage, by mail to November 2022 Marine Fisheries Commission Meeting Comments, P.O Box 769, Morehead City, N.C. 28557, or delivered to the Division of Marine Fisheries’ Morehead City Headquarters Office at 3441 Arendell St., Morehead City.
The full agenda and briefing book are posted on the Marine Fisheries Commission Meetings webpage.